I admit it, I want to be Megan Nielsen in my next life. Doesn’t she seem to have a dreamy life? Creating a small, boutique style, personal, collection of clothing and patterns, having an adorable family, and living in Australia.
So when she asked me to test her new pattern, the Kelly skirt (great name right?) I was beyond flattered. It was a dream to sew, just like her other pattern that I have made and I hope that you guys make one too. In fact, I was purusing Anthropologie’s website and came across this skirt that has strikingly similar lines to the Kelly skirt pattern. Makes me want to go out an buy some leopard print to make another one.
And one of my favorite parts of the skirt, adding a fun lining for the pockets.
Pattern : Megan Nielsen’s Kelly Skirt
Materials Used : A Navy Rayon Challis from Hancock’s and some wooden buttons. (The pattern called for a more structured fabric, but I knew that I would be wearing it mostly in the summer so I opted for this more breathable option.)
Changes : I may have added a tiny bit of length. I knew that I wanted it to hit right at the top of my knee. I added length and then took some off so I am not actually sure if I added any in the long run.
What would I change next time : I might try a version in silk for a dressier option. I also love the idea of a jean one that is a little longer for a 70s type of look.
Conclusion : Love the pattern. Very easy to sew (no zippers!) and great results.
What do you guys think? Are you planning on making this pattern?