Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Testing, testing: Tilly and the Buttons Ness Skirt (and a giveaway!)

Today I've got my tester version of one of the latest patterns from Tilly and the Buttons, the Ness skirt... and a giveaway, too!


Tilly describes the Ness skirt as "a classic fly front skirt that looks great in denim, corduroy, jacquard and more!" 


Ness has a fitted shape and can be made as a mini or a below-the-knee skirt with
center front split. The shaped waistband sits on the natural waist and it has a curved back yoke, seams in center front and back, zip fly, belt loops and jean-style pockets.


My tester version originally started as a size 8, but ultimately I took it to a size 7 on the side seams because my denim is quite stretchy and my measurements put me between the two sizes.


Fit-wise, I could probably use a full belly adjustment, but eh, I'll probably cover the top part with a shirt or sweater most of the time! Next time I might also take in the center back seam a little bit below the bum so it hugs in there, rather than hanging straight down off my butt.


The denim I used is black stretch denim left over from my Birkin Flares from many years ago. It made have had too much stretch for this pattern, but it still worked out ok!

I skipped the back pockets and belt loops for a sleek look.


I think the skirt is really cute! I love the front slit, in particular, and think the Ness will be pretty awesome addition to my handmade wardrobe.


Lucky for you I've got a giveaway for a lucky reader! I've got hard copies of both of Tilly's new patterns, the Ness and the Nora. Enter to win below!

52 comments:

  1. Love the skirt, I think the shaped waistband sounds like a good idea and I like that you left off the pockets and the beltloops.

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  2. Love this skirt! The shaped waistband saves me the work of shaping it myself.

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  3. Love this skirt. I'm revisiting sewing after many many years and think this might be the pattern to start with.

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  4. Your skirt looks good! My favourite TATB pattern is the Seren dress.

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  5. My favorite is the Megan dress from Love at first stitch. The Ness skirt looks great to though!

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  6. Like the Ness skirt so much, clean lines, I too love the slit in front, great add to any wardrobe. Would look super cute with Coco top I made.

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  7. Cute skirt for fall. I like the Arielle skirt also.

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  8. So sleek and pretty. My favorite of their patterns is still the Arielle with it's off center buttons. Fit wise, I wonder how they compare.

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  9. Very nice! I love your fashion sense.

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  10. Cute skirt, I would love to try it in corduroy.

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  11. Your skirt looks very nice on you.

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  12. Cute make! I like the centre split detail :)

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  13. Love the skirt the Nora to looks good too but my favourite pattern has to be the Coco

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  14. Never tried a Tilly pattern before.

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  15. I love the Cleo and think I might love this one too!

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  16. My favorite is Zadie dress. I love your skirt and I think it will be great in corduroy!

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  17. I'm not a big skirt person but could see myself wearing this with dark tights and sweaters for winter. Great job!

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  18. Although I haven't sewn one yet, my favorite Tilly pattern is the Zadie dress. I really like the Ness skirt, too, especially the front bottom split and the back yoke. Yours looks great!

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  19. Really cute skirt!I have only sewn the Arielle (for my sister) but have been wanting to try it for myself.

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  20. This looks like a wardrobe workhorse. My favorite TATB is Coco.

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  21. I like Tilly's knit patterns from her book, but this skirt pattern may have to make its way into my pattern queue. I like the idea of a shaped waistband, too.

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  22. I really like the hoodie sweatshirt from her knits book.

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  23. I love both Tilly's new patterns .... but my 'to do' list is getting longer by the day! Is there a point where the number of unmade patterns becomes totally unacceptable??

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  24. The skirt looks great on you! I like the curved waistband and fly front. I have leftover black denim that would be perfect for it!

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  25. Very nice pattern and the skirt looks great on you.

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  26. I just saw that I needed to tell you my favorite T&B pattern for the giveaway. It's the Coco top and dress.

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  27. I love this skirt. My favorite T&B pattern is the Arielle skirt.

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  28. I don’t have a favourite Tilly and the buttons pattern as I haven’t used one yet but I would love to try this skirt

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  29. Loving the skirt and it would be nice to try ... FIESTA :)

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  30. Your skirt is gorgeous! It looks perfect in denim.

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  31. That's a nice skirt. Natural waist and knee length = winner for me

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  32. I'm excited to try this pattern!

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  33. Love it, very stylish!!

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  34. I haven't tried a Tilly and the buttons pattern before, but the zadie dress and this skirt look pretty great.

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  35. Great skirt and the details are perfect for the casual skirt.

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  36. It is a pretty timeless skirt and I bought the pattern yesterday! Jo x

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  37. Your skirt looks really fashionable and my favorite pattern by Tilly is the coco shirt. I've made several for myself and my daughter.

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  38. This skirt looks great! I'd love to try that pattern.

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  39. My favorite Tilly and the Buttons pattern is the Stevie tunic. But this one might take that award next.

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  40. it has been the coco top! But the Ness looks amazing (really love yours and how you talk about fit... thanks! It helps when i'm making my adjustments!)

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  41. Thank You for the giveaway, I really like the skirt.

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  42. I really like this new Ness skirt pattern.

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  43. I've been looking for a pattern like this. I really like your version. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  44. Lovely skirt...seems to be an easy sew.

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  45. This skirt looks great on you, Meg!

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  46. I love the Zadie dress, but also love your Ness skirt! I may have to get some black denim to make a similar one!

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  47. I've never made a Tilly pattern, but I love the look of the seren.

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  48. I'd like to try the cleo or the coco patterns.

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  49. I totally love the Etta dress. So sleek, so vintage-y!

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  50. I'm a major Agnes Top fan :) Those puffed sleeves - I'm currently obsessed with them.

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