LEARN TO MAKE THIS SKIRT!
This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Arielle skirt, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part.
Arielle is an asymmetric pencil or mini skirt with an adorable button opening to one side. Long darts and a high waistline create a flattering, figure-hugging shape. The unlined version is an ideal project for confident beginners, or take your sewing prowess up a notch by adding the optional luxury lining.
PRINTED PATTERN – You’ll receive a gorgeous pattern containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour guide with step-by-step photo instructions.
SKILL LEVEL – Confident Beginners
BONUS TUTORIALS – Get extra help sewing Arielle from our Tilly and the Buttons blog.
MAKER GALLERY – Get inspired by what other people are making in the Tilly and the Buttons Arielle gallery!
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Medium-weight woven fabrics such as stretch cotton, sateen, denim, gabardine, brocade, suiting, pincord, lighter weight canvas or wools. Choose something with enough body to hold the shape, but not too thick or the darts will be bulky. A touch of stretch would be a bonus.
- Skirt fabric – 0.9m (1 yard) x 150cm (60in) wide for sizes 1-3
OR 1.6m (1¾ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide for sizes 4-8
OR 1.7m (1 7/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for all sizes
- Optional: Lining fabric – 0.7m (7/8 yard) x 150cm (60in) wide
OR 1.3m (1½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for all sizes
- Matching thread
- 1m (1 yard) medium weight iron-on interfacing
- 6 – 8 x 2cm (3/4in) buttons
- Sewing machine and basic tools, incl buttonhole foot
SIZES (body measurements)
|1||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
Coco Tunic Pattern from Tilly and The Buttons
LEARN TO SEW WITH KNIT FABRIC!
Make your own Coco, the perfect Breton top or knit dress with multiple variations. Simple to sew, Coco is easy fitting, with no zips, buttons or other fiddly bits. The perfect introduction to sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine, the user-friendly instructions guide you through with a jargon buster, clearly labelled pattern pieces, and photos of each step.
A year-round staple that’s so easy to wear, Coco makes a great spring marinière top, summer tunic, autumn funnel neck or cosy winter dress. Designed for low-stretch knit fabrics, the classic style features a boat neckline, choice of top or dress lengths, three quarter length or long sleeves, with side splits at the hips on the top version. Make it your own with optional sixties funnel roll neck, rolled cuffs and patch pockets.
“The Coco dress/top from Tilly and the Buttons is THE pattern to own right now.” – Sew magazine
“Coco is the first garment I have ever made and Tilly’s instructions are SO good. I’ve found a new obsession!” – Ali
PRINTED PATTERN – You’ll receive a gorgeous printed full scale pattern sheets and a colour photo booklet to guide you through the steps.
SKILL LEVEL – Confident beginners
BONUS TUTORIALS – Follow the detailed Tilly and the Buttons Coco sewalong on the blog for extra guidance and design variations.
MAKER GALLERY – Get inspired by what other people are making in the Tilly and the Buttons Coco gallery!
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Medium weight knit fabric with very little stretch. Look out for interlock knit, double knit, ponte di roma, or feel the fabric to check it’s not too fine or stretchy.
- Fabric – 2m x 150cm wide (2 ¼ yards x 60in) OR 2.7m x 115cm wide (3 yards x 45in) for dress or funnel neck top; 0.5m (1/2 yard) less for top
- Matching thread
- Ribbon (30cm x 6-8mm wide) or stay tape
- Stretch or ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
- Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
SIZES (body measurements)
|1||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|