Tilly and the Buttons Arielle skirt


I love any clothes that have a vintage feel, and I think that the Tilly and the Buttons Arielle skirt has a "Mod" look about it, you can't beat a mini!

I actually made this skirt about a year ago now, and got it out of the wardrobe to wear yesterday which prompted me to write this blog post as I always get so many comments about it when wearing!

This time last year, sewing lining on a curved seam, and working with button holes were pretty new to me, so I was a little anxious when making this skirt, but as usual the instructions in the Tilly and the Buttons Arielle skirt pattern, along with online help on Tilly's site made it achievable (although I wouldn't say that I found it easy!).

I used a lovely stripe and bright coloured humming bird fabric, I think that it is cotton with lycra, but couldn't certain as it was from the remnant basket at my local Abakan store, but it was so good to work with!

I didn't have enough matching buttons, so thought "what the hell" I'll just use multi coloured ones to match the humming birds!! It turned out pretty cool!

The actual construction of the skirt was quite simple, with just 2 darts at the front and back, and facings (rather than a waist band). It was the lining that was a little tricky, and you could omit the lining if your fabric didn't need it!

This skirt is so comfortable to wear, I think its with not having a waist band! I love to team it with a simple black top, and then let the shoes either dress it up, or down!

In summary, the Tilly and the Buttons Arielle pattern is great, it works really well with heavy weight fabrics, the instructions were clear and there was plenty of help available online!

Tilly and the Buttons Arielle skirt

Tilly and the Buttons Arielle skirt

This skirt also matches perfectly with the feather embroidery hoop necklace!