Sew your own Dominique skirts - the ideal project for a novice stitcher, or a satisfying one hour make for more experienced dressmakers.
The straight skirt is designed to be super simple for beginners. It features straight seams to practise your stitching and an elasticated waistband for an easy fit - with no fiddly zips or buttonholes! Choose from knee length or above-the-knee hemline, and add the optional turnover top patch pockets.
The flared version of the skirt is slightly more challenging, as it's cut on the bias and we suggest a drapier fabric for a flowing silhouette. Choose from knee length or on-trend midi hemline, with optional turnover top pockets, belt loops and elegant sash.
Fabric & Notions
Straight skirt – Medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, chambray, double gauze, linen, lighter weight denim and needlecord. Flared skirt – Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, viscose (rayon), silk or polyester crêpe de chine. Avoid anything slippery if you’re a beginner!
Skirt fabric – Straight skirt: 1.1m x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.5m x 115cm (45in) wide; Flared midi skirt with sash: 2.5m x 150cm (60in) wide OR 3.1m x 115cm (45in) wide (less for knee-length version, extra for fabric with a directional print)
Your waist measurement in 25mm (1in) wide elastic
Large safety pin
For optional belt loops: 14cm of 4-7mm wide ribbon or two elasticated hairbands
This pattern is suitable for absolute beginners.
About the designer
Tilly and The Buttons are an independent British brand. They are well known for producing easy to use sewing patterns which come with jargon busting instructions and photos which show you how to sew each part.