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SEWN : MEGAN NIELSEN'S RUCHED MATERNITY SKIRT

11.05.2012

Megan offered to send me a couple maternity patterns as a baby gift a few months ago and I was thrilled to jump on this one right away.  I have never understood why most maternity skirts are full or a lined.  Why would you want to add more bulk to your body during this time.  Megan's maternity skirt was an answer to that dilemma for me.




Pattern: Megan Nielsen's Ruched Maternity Skirt

Materials Used: Burgandy Ponte Knit from Mood Fabrics

Sizing: I made a size M even though I measured as a S because I knew that my fabric was a really structured knit without a ton of stretch.  I am glad that I did because any tighter might have been too tight.

Changes Made: Besides the sizing (explained above), I also used a straight stitch on the elastic ruching instead of a zigzag as the instructions suggested.  I just found that the zigzag was slipping all over the place.

The Good:  GREAT pattern.  Easy to follow instructions.  Sews up really fast.  I also used stitch witchery for the first time on my hem as suggested and I love it.  Will be using that from now on with all knits.

The Bad: Just to be careful with your sizing if your knit is less stretchy.  You can always take it in a size if its too big. 

Conclusion:  Awesome pattern and a new staple in my wardrobe.  Making a black version too just for practicality sake.

32 comments:

  1. So gorgeous on you. I love it!

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  2. The skirt looks so great and comfortable, and can we talk about how amazing your hair looks? Dreamy

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    1. It really is comfortable - well as comfortable as you can be prego I guess. And thanks for the hair compliment. Ive been thinking about doing a little hair tute on the blog. Perhaps I will. I have some tricks that have really been working for me lately.

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  3. You look amazing! We are considering another child and if we do THIS is my must sew item of all of Megan's maternity patterns. I hope you sew some of her other's up and show us, as well.

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    1. You should really make this is you have another kid. I higtly recommend it.

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  4. Wowza Kelli!! You look amazing!!! I absolutely love how your skirt turned out - and i so agree with Jen, your hair is so dreamy!

    Really great advice about what to do if you use a knit with less stretch! Can't wait to see the black one too!

    XOXO

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    1. Thanks Megan! It means a lot coming from you.

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  5. Your skirt looks great and you look fantastic all round - so stylish.

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    1. Thanks Kestrel. Hope you are doing well.

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  6. Seriously!? You are so gorgeous! I love how your skirt turned out, and how perfectly styled you are. And yes, the hair, amazing.

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    1. Thanks Sallie. You are one of the most stylish people that I know so I take your compliments very seriously:)

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    1. I can't say that I feel hot, but I am trying. Pregnancy is such a funny time.

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  8. I completely agree with you, I avoided wearing skirts when I was pregnant because they looked horrible. However this skirt is PERFECT! I really love the color on you, and your whole outfit looks so chic. You really look great :)

    -Ash P
    http://distractedashley.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, I don't understand why more retailers havn't picked up on this.

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  9. Love this! You look amazing! Sadly, I made the mistake of making a couple of these for my sister that aren't stretchy enough-- whoops! But it's such an easy pattern and a flattering style!

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    1. Oh now, I am sad for your sister. I bet she was so excited about them too.

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  10. Hi! I love the skirt on you, you are so stinkin' cute preggers! How far along are you? I am currently 18 wks, we find out the sex on Friday at our gender reveal party w/friends. Would love it if you passed by my blog and checked it out:) Also, love the color of the skirt, perfect for fall/winter!
    -Reyna
    www.glamglory.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Reyna - I am 27 weeks. Good luck with your reveal party. So fun!

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  11. Wow, Kelli! I love the skirt. I agree that fitted items that make you look pregnant and not just big (gigantic in some cases) look so, so, so much better. I've got a new approach to maternity wear this time around and I feel a lot better about my style already.

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    1. I bet you are adorable pregnant. You should make this skirt! It's very doable and you would look great. I am imagining you making it up a in leopard print knit for sure!

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  12. I didn't think a pregnant woman could ever look good in a pencil skirt but you just proved that wrong! You look fabulous!

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  13. you look amazing! You have convinced me to get this pattern next time I'm pregnant

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  14. That's an amazing looking skirt and you look fabulous!

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  15. Kelli, you are a beautiful mom to be. Love your skirt.

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