Learn to sew an easy skirt!
Learn how to make Miette, a gently flared wraparound skirt that ties at the front in a bow. The skirt has a wide overlap at the back (no danger of flashing!) and optional patch pockets.
I designed this pattern as the perfect first dressmaking project for new stitchers - simple to sew, Miette has no fiddly zips or buttonholes and is easy to fit. The user-friendly instructions guide you through with a jargon buster, clearly labelled pattern pieces, and photos of each step.
This is a great “blank canvas” project that you can customise with decorative topstitching or embroidery.
PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour guide with step-by-step photo instructions. Alternatively you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home.
SKILL LEVEL - Beginners
BONUS TUTORIALS - Get extra help sewing Miette from our blog.
MAKER GALLERY - Get inspired by what other people are making in the Miette gallery!
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Medium weight denim, linen or cotton. Nothing too thick or heavy, as you need to be able to slide the waist tie through an opening in the side seam.
- Fabric – 2m x 150cm wide (2¼ yards x 60in wide) for sizes 1 - 6 OR 2.7m x 150cm wide (3 yards x 60in wide) for sizes 7 - 8 OR 3m x 115cm wide (3¼ yards x 45in wide) for all sizes
- Iron-on interfacing (about 30cm/12in, similar weight to your fabric)
- Matching thread
- Optional: Contrast thread for topstitching
- Sewing machine and basic tools
SIZES (body measurements)
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
Orders by post
|To the UK:||To the rest of the world:|
|1 pattern or bag||£1||£4|
|2 patterns or bags||£1.50||£6.25|
|3 or more patterns or bags||£2||£7.75|
|1 book + 1-4 patterns or bags||£2.50||£8.50|
Receiving digital patterns
Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper.