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Stay Home & Sew: Dominique Skirt

The Dominique Skirt, from one of our favorite pattern-makers, Tilly and the Buttons, is a lovely gathered waist skirt with some creative design details. Both the ideal project for a novice stitcher and a satisfying quick make for more experienced dressmakers, this pattern has a couple of views you can choose from. First there is a straight skirt with either a knee length or above-the-knee hemline and the option for turnover top patch pockets. Or you can choose he flared version that's cut on the bias and has the option of adding belt loops and elegant sash.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

What you should know (or desire to learn): Attaching patch pockets (for View A), inserting an elastic waistband

Fabric Options: 

  • Eggplant Essex Linen Blend - A mix of 55% linen and 45% cotton, this light to medium weight fabric has a full-body drape that is perfect for this skirt. The beauty of linen is that the more you wash it, the softer it becomes, and it's eminently breathable in the summer heat. Plus, with a rich, heather purple hue, you'll get a skirt unlike any other!
  • White Floral Printed Denim - This skirt is perfect for a lighter denim, but why stop with an ordinary indigo dye. This printed denim has all the benefits of your favorite jeans, with the added benefit of a fun floral print. And we love the contrast of the utilitarian fabric and sweet, delicate flowers! .

Also in this box: Matching thread, 1" elastic, ribbon for belt loops, and a sewing machine needle