Elevate your sewing with this classic fly front skirt pattern. 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.
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.
- 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
- 3m (3/8yd) medium-weight cotton fabric for pocket bags
- 5m (5/8yd) x 90cm (36in) wide iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
- 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
About Tilly and The Buttons
Tilly and the Buttons creates gorgeous, award-winning, easy-to-use sewing patterns for the new wave of DIY dressmakers. With refreshingly clear instructions and photos of each step, our patterns will help you to create adorable clothes you’ll feel proud to say you made yourself. Even if you’re a new stitcher!
They come in eight sizes (UK 6-20) and are printed in the UK on durable (not scrunchy) FSC certified paper with vegetable-based ink.
The patterns are designed by Tilly Walnes, author of popular blog Tilly and the Buttons and books Love at First Stitch andStretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics. She brought together her passion for dressmaking with over ten years' experience in designing learning programmes to rethink the user experience of sewing patterns. Her designs are influenced by late sixties and seventies fashions with a modern twist.
Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Sewing Awards 2018:
Best Independent Pattern House
Best Sewing Blog
Favourite Sewing Book 2018
Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Craft Awards 2019:
Sewing Designer of the Year