The photos for this post are not the best. My photo shoot (or as the dogs like to call it their walk) was curtailed when the dogs decided to do a runner, squirrels are more interesting that watching me have my picture taken apparently.
This is the Brumby Skirt by Megan Nielsen. I need another skirt pattern like a hole in the head, but I succumbed to the pockets. They are HUGE.
I made View 1, but cut the front on the fold rather than adding a seam and top stitching. I also added some extra length, but I can’t quite decide if I added too much. However, as the fabric has an embroidered border, if I wanted to shorten it now it would mean taking off the waistband, removing the zip and re-doing the whole lot again. I think I can live with the length. I’ve had this fabric for a couple of years, I got it from the bargain section at my local independent fabric shop Fine Fabrics, I think I paid about £1.50 for it.
I cut a size L and the fit is perfect. The main pattern piece for this view is just a large rectangle, but the pattern does have a lovely curved waistband. I have a number of skirts with straight waistbands and I don’t wear because of gaping issues, but this waistband I love. The pattern does feature an exposed zipper at the back, but I just put in a regular zip, just for ease (and because it was what I had to hand).
I’ve made this Summer skirt at just the right time, because the weather has just got stupid hot. I can hear the rumble of thunder as I type this. I definitely have plans to make this skirt again, probably a straight up View 1, but maybe lined to wear in the Winter.
Now tell me truthfully do I look like I’m wearing a tablecloth? I seem to be having a tablecloth themed time on my blog, go have a look at this post to see what I mean.