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
2 books £5 £17

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.

Full delivery + Returns information

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