The Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen is everything Aria has ever asked for in a skirt! Today we get to show you the first skirt we’ve made for All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats.
The Kelly Skirt is a button front pleated skirt with pockets. It sits on the natural waist, and has a delicious wide waistband. The pleats are situated both in the front and the back. The Kelly Skirt can be made in 5 sizes from XS to XL. For Aria, we sewed a size M with 5 inches added to end up midi length, like the illustrated pattern. (I wonder where she gets her height from…)
The instructions for the Kelly Skirt are concise and thorough. At no time were we confused, and we think a beginning sewist looking for a challenge could produce very spiffy results with this pattern!
Aria loves those huge scooping pockets! She’s always been a fan of pockets, the bigger the better. They have topstitching on the edges, in fact, this skirt has a lot of topstitching everywhere, and that’s one of the things that gives is such a professional looking finish.
The fabric we used is La Brea Denim in Indigo from Imagine Gnats and it’s simply divine! It’s light and airy for summer, but substantial enough not to be too thin. It washes well and a quick touch of the iron smoothes out any wrinkles. As I was working with it, I was imagining all the other garments I wanted to sew with it. So expect to see more of it here in the future!
After much debate, we decided to go with the buttons you see pictured on the Kelly Skirt. Part of our indecision was too many of us in the button row of the fabric store together, and the other part was that there were so many different buttons the looked fantastic with this fabric!
Also today we’re opening up the Inlinkz for you to link up anything you’ve made in 2016 using fabric from Imagine Gnats, or any Megan Nielsen pattern! We can’t wait to see what you’ve created using supplies from these fantastic sponsors. And remember to use the discount code SKIRTS16 for 15% off at Megan Nielsen.