Tilly released her second pattern, the Miette Skirt, on Monday. I bought my fabric Tuesday. I started sewing this Wednesday night and finished it Thursday morning. This is really unlike me. I usually procrastinate a project for a while. I tend to get distracted somewhere between the fabric and the sewing. But not this time! Well, not much.
I have a week off uni for Easter and one of my big plans is always to spend a day just sewing. So I did. It was glorious. I sewed up a Colette Sorbetto in the morning. Then I transferred my toile adjustments to the pattern and made up my Butterick 5748. And it was only 7pm. I’d been sewing since 9am. What better time to start a new project!
Yeah, I know. I’m lucky I ended up with a skirt. And didn’t cut out a finger instead of the pattern. Anyway.
When I first saw this pattern, I had an OMG THAT’S AWESOME moment and clicked “Buy”. Immediately after I’d printed it off, I started having doubts. “Is this really my style?” etc. etc.
But I’d paid for it, so I HAD to make it.
For some reason, I had it in my head that it would look fabulous in black with big white polkadots. And for the first time ever, the Spotlight Gods were listening.
I found this beauty – rayon (I never knew rayon felt so lovely and silky! I love it) and exactly what I’d had in mind. This never happens to me.
Oh, and it was 40% off all fabric. So it was only $9.00 a metre. Yep, they were definitely listening.
I made it up. The instructions were great. Tilly is a genius. I had a little trouble with constructing the pockets, but this was really a result of it being 10pm by this stage + preconceived ideas about how they would be done. Clearly, I was wrong. And needed to go to bed.
Even while I was making it up, I wasn’t sold on it. Still wasn’t sure if it was my kind of thing. And then I tried it on.
The sun shone down and the birds started singing. I became very, very glad I impulse purchased this pattern before my brain logicked me out of it.
This skirt is fantastic. This skirt is more “me” than anything else I own. This skirt is the best thing I have ever sewn.
I mean, LOOK at it.
And I was clearly right. It does look fabulous in black with big white polkadots.
I will be making another immediately, of course. I’m thinking in a bright, block colour. Maybe red. Maybe without the pockets.
Although I do now also need to make myself a couple of plain tops so I actually have something to wear it with.
Also, my mum arrived home from Japan this morning and she’d bought me these from my favourite shoe shop in Harajuku:
Love! (The shoes and my mum.)
For my own amusement:
Polkadot rayon fabric: 2.5m x $8.99/m = $22.48
Miette Skirt Pattern: $10.21