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Arielle Skirt by Tilly & the Buttons – Battle of the Mini Wrap Skirts – Fall Edition

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Arielle Skirt by Tilly & the Buttons – Battle of the Mini Wrap Skirts – Fall Edition

Arielle Skirt by Tilly & the Buttons

The second contender in my Battle of Mini Wrap Skirts for Fall is the Arielle Skirt by Tilly & the Buttons. It is a button up wrap skirt that comes with two length options. I purchased the PDF version and made the shorter skirt in size 5. I think I shortened it by an inch or two but I honestly cannot remember for the life of me (sorry guys).

So, I am not even sure what type of fabric I used but I think it may be a lightweight suiting material. I chose some adorable ladybug buttons to go with the hounds tooth. I found them in my local craft store Laurie Dash & Sons. Actually I had both bees and ladybugs and you guys voted on Instagram for ladybugs! Great choice 🙂 Now on to the pros and cons for comparison.

Pros

  • The pattern comes in multiple sizes… I chose my size according to the finished garment measurements and I found that it was completely on point.
  • My fabric didn’t have any stretch (although a little stretch was recommended) and it had great shape and fit which isn’t normal for me.
  • Very very clear instructions including photos and you can find additional info on the website.
  • The hem is straight which allows for extremely easy length adjustment.
  • The mini skirt version only used 1 yard of fabric!

Cons

  • Obviously the Arielle Skirt by Tilly & the Buttons is not a free pattern as are the other 2 contenders.
  • The PDF pattern had 40 pages to put together! That’s quite a lot for a skirt. I’ve made dresses with half that amount.
  • My machine refused to do buttonholes on my particular fabric. Let’s just say I ended up with some pretty rachet buttonholes, but that’s not the pattern’s fault.

Hubby says this one is his favourite. It was really comfortable to wear; I didn’t have to do any pulling and tugging throughout the day. The sizing was great. I could have taken in the waist but I moved the top two buttons a bit instead. Next time I make this pattern, I will adjust the waist maybe quarter inch on each side. All in all, it was a fairly easy make, so I will definitely recommend this pattern to anyone who has had their eye on it, just go for it! It’s drafted really well, as are all Tilly & the Buttons patterns I’ve made so far. Let me know in the comments below which skirt is your favourite so far!

Toodle-loo

Keira

If You Missed It, Don’t Forget to Check Out Contender 1 – Lesley skirt by Burda Style

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(2) Comments

  1. Cute skirt and love the ladybug buttons!

    1. Keira Wood says:

      Thank you so much! I did a poll on Instagram; it was between ladybugs and bees, ladybugs won!

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