Tilly and the Buttons Miette 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.

This pattern was designed 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.


Multi-sized pattern in sizes 1 to 8.  For Tilly and the Buttons' size chart, see the last image

Difficulty Level

Tilly and the Buttons has three difficulty levels: 'beginners', 'confident beginners' and 'improvers'.  This pattern is rated 'beginners'.

Fabric Needed

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.

150 cm / 60 inch wide fabric:
Sizes 1-6: 2m
Sizes 7-8: 2.7m

115 cm / 45 inch wide fabric:
All sizes: 3m

Haberdashery Needed

Iron-on interfacing (about 30cm/12in, similar weight to your fabric), contrast thread for topstitching (optional)