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Tilly and the Buttons - Ness Skirt

Elevate your sewing with this classic fly front skirt pattern.
£12.50

Ness looks stylish year-round, paired with a t-shirt in summer or a roll neck in winter. The straight skirt has a shaped waistband and curved back yoke for a flattering fit.

Choose from mini version or below-the-knee hemline with centre front split. Details inspired by denim include a zip fly front, topstitched mock felled seams, belt loops, all-important in-seam pockets, plus optional back pockets for stashing your essentials. Let’s get stitching!

Ness includes jargon-busting instructions, 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.

PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet. 

SKILL LEVEL - Improvers

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Medium- to heavy-weight woven fabrics such as denim, corduroy, jacquard, gobelin (tapestry), drill or wool, preferably with a little stretch for comfort.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - Mini skirt : 1.20m (1 3/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 1.6m (1¾yd) x 115cm (45in)
    Knee-length skirt: 1.4m (1 5/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 1.8m (2 yd) x 115cm (45in)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.3m (3/8yd) medium-weight cotton fabric for pocket bags
  • 0.5m (5/8yd) x 90cm (36in) wide iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • 12.5cm (5in) jeans zip
  • 15-18mm (5/8in) button with shank
  • Optional: Contrast topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery machine needle
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, including zip foot or adjustable zip foot