Floral Miette Skirt and Another Renfrew

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite skirt. She’s the perfect little herald of spring.

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I don’t think I’ve ever owned a wrap skirt, and I never thought I needed one. Now I don’t know how I lived without one! I’m not sure why, but I’ve always thought an a-line wrap skirt wouldn’t work on me. Please, tell me if I’m wrong, but I think it’s actually pretty flattering.

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The skirt is made from a $1 vintage cotton sheet. I fell in love with the print from afar in the thrift store linen section, and I was ecstatic when I pulled it out to see that the material was in perfect condition: no stains, no smells, and probably very minimal use. When I bought it, I had no idea what I’d use it for, but when I decided to buy Tilly’s Miette pattern, this material begged to be made into a wrap skirt.

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I made a size 2, shortened a couple of inches. I didn’t have enough material to be particular about matching along the front seam, so I decided to eliminate it. I cut the front piece on the fold, with the fold along the pattern seam line (eliminating the front seam allowance). It allows the material to do the talking.

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The material was pretty lightweight, so I decided to add interfacing to the skirt pieces. I wanted it to have the necessary stiffness to hold the cute A-line shape.

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I did do something wonky with the hemline in the back, but I’ve adjusted the hemline since the above photo was taken.

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All I can say is I love this skirt!

Oh yeah, and that’s another new Renfrew. It’s basically the same as this one and this one. Please see those posts if you’re interested in details.

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As I said a few posts back, I’ve been lacking in the separates department, so the recent infusion of basic tops into my wardrobe is just what I needed.

IMG_7012I really like the fancy ribbing of the knit material. I think I got this material in the clearance ($2.99/yd!) section of G Street fabrics last year.

IMG_7036IMG_7038If you haven’t considered the Miette pattern, you should. It’s a simple pattern that’s a lot of fun to make. Thanks, Tilly, for a great pattern that I will no doubt use several times!

*Reminder: I’m giving away a couple dresses and a few patterns. Please see this post for details.*

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22 Responses to Floral Miette Skirt and Another Renfrew

  1. Nay says:

    Yep, does look good!

  2. Kathryn says:

    Love this fabric and you’re not mistaken, the a-line shape is very flattering! I just bought this pattern the other day and am looking forward to making it up for the summer. Thanks for the tip re placing the fold along the seam line when cutting one piece instead of two – wish I’d thought of that when I cut out my Colette ginger as I had to d some serious fudging to get it to fit together!

    • Becca says:

      Thank so much! Can’t wait to see your versions. πŸ™‚ I plan to make a few more before the arrival of summer myself. Sometimes it’s definitely easier to just remove the seam when you don’t have enough fabric to worry about matching. Have fun sewing your own Miettes!

  3. Marie says:

    Ok Becca…this is really weird! Firstly, your thoughts on Miette echo mine exactly and I’m so pleased that I gave it a go because it’s so perfect in every way. And you’re right, your version is so flattering on you! Secondly, I’ve just made a second Miette out of an extremely similar vintage fabric as yours, just in a yellow colourway. Great minds think alike obviously!!! ;o) Your entire outfit rocks by the way!

    • Becca says:

      Thanks so much, Marie! That is weird, but also, awesome! I can’t wait to see your version! Great minds think alike, for sure. πŸ™‚ Honestly, your first Miette is one of the reasons I decided to give the pattern a go. Thanks for the push!

  4. So cute! That print is perfect for an a line skirt. I have been considering this pattern for some time now. Got a few more in the queue to make first.

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! You should definitely try the pattern out for yourself. I totally understand having several things already in the queue, though. My list has reached impossible proportions.

  5. LLADYBIRD says:

    It’s SO cute! I love the fabric you chose and yes, that shape is super flattering on you. Yay Miette! I’m the same way – never thought I needed a wrap skirt until I got my pattern. Now I dont’ understand how I lived without it!

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! Yeah, I would’ve never considered that pattern in the past. I’m so glad I gave it a try, though.

  6. Ashley says:

    Love the skirt! I’ve been hesitating because I really don’t care for the seam running down the front. Your version, without it, is perfect πŸ™‚

    • Becca says:

      Thank you! I think the seam is cute with some fabrics, but I think it definitely would’ve detracted from the print in this case. I’ve learned, if you don’t like one aspect of a pattern, you can just remove it. Altering patterns is what makes sewing fun. πŸ™‚

  7. gingermakes says:

    I love this! It’s so fresh and pretty! And for $1– score! These colors look lovely on you!

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! That material was definitely a major score. I just love it! The best part is that I still have enough material to make a little summer separates outfit. πŸ˜€

  8. When I saw your first picture I thought, I bet that’s from a vintage sheet. It’s gorgeous and so unique! The skirt looks great on you and is very flattering!
    Thanks for linking up!

    • Becca says:

      Haha! Wow, you’re eagle-eyed, aren’t you? The fabric is definitely unique. That’s what I like the most about the skirt. Thank you!

  9. Tilly says:

    Gah, I LOVE this! Too cute! The fabric is so pretty.

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  11. Sarah says:

    oh this looks lovely! you have inspired me to try this pattern out πŸ™‚ thank you. I love love working with vintage sheets, and I too have a stash screaming out ‘hurry up and use me’ hehe

    • Becca says:

      Oh, I’m so glad you’ve decided to try it out. You definitely need to listen to those screams and use some of your stash to make yourself a skirt. πŸ™‚

  12. jj21 says:

    Hi, love your Miette! When you left out the front seam, did you keep the grainline running the same way through the fabric, or just not worry about it. Thanks, jan

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