Introducing my Kelly Skirt from Megan Nielsen!
I think it’s love – this skirt is fantastic.
I mean look at it.
For the first time ever, I decided I wanted the insides of this to be perfect – usually they end up a bit slap happy.
Anyway, this turned out just how I wanted.
Birdies! Left over from my Bird version of my Mad Men dress.
I’m not sure why, but the idea of a tag in the back really appealed to me. Megan Nielsen sells them for a dollar each, so in it went.
The only thing I don’t like about this skirt is it’s a fraction too tight. When (not if) I make it again, I might go up a size, just to make it something that I can breathe and eat in. 😛 It’s not quite enough of a problem in this one to unpick the waistband, decrease the size of the pleats, make a new, larger waistband, redo the buttonholes (they were a NIGHTMARE) etc, etc.
It’s still a fab skirt and I’ve worn it a few times since I finished it – but next time it will be a comfort skirt!
Oh, also I found it gaped a lot where the waistband meets the skirt, where there’s quite a large gap between buttons (and no, it wasn’t my belly – even sucking in majorly it just wouldn’t sit nicely). It looked AWFUL, so I sewed in a large snap, and now it sits perfectly. 🙂
Denim fabric: 1.5 yards at $7.68/y = $11.52
Metal buttons: $3.76
Pocket facing: stash
Bias tape: $3
Kelly Skirt pattern: $18
Yup, and this is why I use patterns more than once. 🙂 It cost almost half the project!