Possibly the easiest sewing pattern in the world!
Now in sizes UK 6-24
Sew your own Dominique skirts - the ideal project for a novice stitcher or a satisfying one hour make for more experienced dressmakers.
We designed the straight skirt 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.
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Dominique includes instructions in plain English, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
Need more help? Take our accompanying online workshop, Learn to Sew Skirts!
PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet. (Alternatively, you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home or have the copy shop A0 option printed.)
SKILL LEVEL - Beginners
ONLINE WORKSHOP - Sign up for our online workshop - Learn to Sew Skirts - and choose from a printed or digital pattern included in the course materials.
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - 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!
- Fabric - Straight skirt 150cm (60in) wide fabric - Sizes 1-7: Above knee: 1m (1 1/8 yd) Knee length: 1.1m (1 1/4yd) Sizes 8-10: Above knee: 1.2m (1 3/8 yd) Knee length: 1.5m (1 5/8yd) OR 115cm (45in) wide fabric - Sizes 1-8: Above knee: 1.2m (1 3/8 yd) Knee length: 1.5m (1 5/8yd) Sizes 9-10: Above knee: 1.6m (1 3/4 yd) Knee length: 1.8m (2yd) Flared skirt - 150cm (60in) wide fabric - Sizes 1-8: Knee length: 1.9m (2 1/8yd) Midi length: 2.1m (2 1/4yd) Sizes 9-10: Knee length: 2m (2 1/4yd) Midi length: 2.3m (2 1/2yd) OR 115cm (45in) wide fabric - Sizes 1-8: Knee length: 2.2m (2 1/2yd) Midi length: 2.9m (3 1/8yd) Sizes 9-10: Knee length: 2.8m (3 1/8yd) Midi length: 3.1m (3 3/8yd)
- Matching thread
- Your waist measurement in 25mm (1in) wide elastic
- Large safety pin
- For optional belt loops: 14cm (5 1/2in) of 4-7mm (1/8-3/8in) wide ribbon or two elasticated hairbands
- Sewing machine and basic tools
SIZES (Body measurements)
Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns or the mens pattern.
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
|9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50)||117cm (46in)||101.5cm (40in)||124.5cm (49in)|
|10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52)||122cm (48in)||106.5cm (42in)||129.5cm (51in)|
*Sizes 9 and 10 are included in the Coco, Cleo, Dominique, Stevie, Stevie add-on, Indigo, Indigo add-on, Bobbi, Alexa, Jaimie and Lotta sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to more patterns in the future, so watch this space!
Orders by post
Our sewing goodies are hand-picked and packed in our South London studio by either Frances or Kate, who put lots of love and care into each precious parcel that leaves us.
Kate and Frances will aim to get all orders packed and shipped within 3 working days.
We are using Royal Mail who are under extreme pressure during these exceptionally busy times. Please be aware that there may be a delay with Royal Mail during this period. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you don’t contact us about receiving your order until 10 working days after the order was placed for the UK customers.
For our International Customers all orders will be sent using Royal Mail's second class service. To Europe please allow 5 to 10 working days for arrival, to the rest of the world 7 to 12 working days. Things can take a little longer to arrive at international destinations, so please allow 30 working days after the order was placed before contacting us.
Customers outside of Europe ordering 3 or more patterns, a signed book and/or fabric or a kit will be sent using Royal Mail's tracked service.
|To the UK:||To Europe:||To the rest of the world:|
|Any number of patterns||£2.00||-||-|
|1 - 2 patterns||-||£4.50||£6.00|
|3 or more patterns||-||£7.50||£19.00 (tracked)|
|1 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns||£3.00||£10.00||£25.00 (tracked)|
|2 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns*||
|3 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns*||£8.00||£29.00||£75.00 (tracked)|
*If ordering more than one signed books, each book will be sent as a a separate parcel.
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. You will also receive the copy shop A0 files for large format printing.