Megan Nielsen’s Axel skirt pattern is their newest released skirt pattern. If you said it was their latest and greatest, you might be right!
The special thing about the Axel Skirt pattern is that there are 3 versions. But each of these views is so unique that it’s like getting 3 different patterns for the price of 1. So of course I ended up sewing all 3 of the versions.
The Axel Skirts are form fitting knit skirts with a variety of hem finishes. They are very quick and easy to construct. The patterns are illustrations, simple and easy to follow. Both body measurements and finished garment measurements are given, and we suggest to look at both as well as the stretch of the knit fabric you will be using before cutting out your size. These skirts are designed to be hip hugging, so if you are working with a less stretchy fabric you won’t be able to get it on if you don’t pay attention to this. I won’t tell you which of the 3 skirts I spent hours ripping out the side seams and sewing them at 1/4 seam allowance instead of the 5/8 seam allowance allowed to get more room for hips! (Hint: the one with the longest seams for the lady who’s birthed 7 children…)
Let’s take a closer look at each view. Version 1 has a handkerchief hem. You can also even out the points and make a trumpet shaped skirt if desired. I used brown ponte de roma for this skirt, purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.
Version 2 is a knee length skirt with hip sashes. Yes, I hacked this skirt into a maxi skirt because that’s what I love! I used some jersey knit stripe fabric from Imagine Gnats, and right now it’s on sale for $4.50 per yard! It’s quite thin, but worked beautifully for this skirt. I wasn’t sure I was going to like the hip sashes, but I actually think they’re fun and remind me of the 90s when we would tie sweaters around our hips and think we looked so coooool!
Version 3 is a midi length skirt with a slit that can be worn in either the front or the back. Allegra loves this skirt and suggested she needs a leather jacket to go with it. Hmmmm… I used fabric from Cali Fabrics. I don’t remember which fabric I purchased, but go check them out if you never have. And here’s a way to get 10% off: Get 10% off off your first purchase using my unique referral code: http://www.califabrics.com?redeem=NTczOTc2YjRiMDk3MTUwMzAwYjVhYTQ5
So basically, we love the Axel Skirt and we’re pretty sure everyone can find a version they like of this skirt too! Now it’s your turn to get involved with All The Skirts. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and a PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen.
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