Sunday, April 14, 2013

Megan Nielson Kelly Skirt and Banksia Top

This is my first attempt at the Megan Nielson patterns, trying out the Kelly Skirt and the Banskia Top. I did actually make this top fairly quickly and I have to admit I didn't include the front panel with buttons. I was being a bit lazy! However, I still really like the result.


The top is probably an extra size too big so the next time I make it I will do it a size or two down. I think I might also make the top end a little higher on my chest as I felt like if I bent over you might be able to see down my top hehe. Otherwise, I really like the sleeves and the peter pan collar and its a really comfy stylish top.



Its a little hard to see the skirt because its black so for those who cant quite see the detail in the skirt I have drawn out the contrast using Photoshop in the image below. I would have to say I LOVE this skirt pattern!! I just realised my top button isn't done up completely in the photo below, woops! hehe but I can already see myself making a million of these skirts in every colour!! 


The pluses for this skirt is that it sits nicely on my waist and it only took me about 2 hours to make. So for a first attempt this is pretty darn simple!! I also decided to make fabric buttons for this skirt which I think made it look a little more shop bought.

There are so many lovely versions of these patterns and I can't wait to make a few more.

Now to end with another puggy shot :) my little girl Bella.

28 comments:

  1. You have had a busy weekend Erin. Top and skirt are great and I am sure the skirt is going to be so useful and versatile. I really like the fabric in the top. Don't tell me it was from Spotlight!!!!
    I have just returned from a short tour in China and when I was in Shanghai, a very sweet lady ( a friend of a friend living there ) picked me up from my hotel and took me to a huge fabric market - PARADISE. The fabrics were lovely, especially the silks. It was so hard to limit myself. Wish I could take all my fellow sewing blog friends there.

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    1. Thanks Marjorie!! I love this skirt because a plain black weekend wearable skirt is what was missing from my wardrobe. Hahaha yes it was from Spotlight!! Too funny!! oMg trip to China! I remember you saying you we're going I hope you had a fantastic time!! The fabric market would have been so great I hope you stocked up on lots of goodies!!! We wish you could take us there too hehehe. I was like that in Japan couldn't believe my eyes how there was almost a whole little city full of fabric and sewing delights!!

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  2. I love your Kelly skirt! I think it's the fabric covered buttons. They are a nice detail and they make your skirt look so expensive haha.

    Thanks for all the nice comments on my halter top post. Maybe I'll move to Australia for the warm weather.

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    1. Hehe thanks Alison! I'm loving the fabric buttons I can't go back to normal ones now lol. No worries at all it was super cute and deserves the lovely comments!! Haha we certainly have the warm weather in AUS but don't worry the storms and crazy weather comes with it lol!

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  3. Love your new skirt and blouse.. Adorable.. I like the button details on the skirt and the blouse fabric is so pretty.. Happy sewing.

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    1. Thanks so much Judy!! Hehe the fabric buttons seem to be a good choice! So glad, I'm loving them on everything at the moment. I might need to head to Birch and stock up! Happy sewing to you too! :)

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  4. Lovely outfit! I'm really a big fan of that skirt pattern, so I may need to try it out!

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    1. Thanks Megan! I know its an awesome pattern you can't really go wrong! I'm just thinking of what colours to do next!

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  5. While certainly, the top should be a smaller size, it still has charm, very romantic ... skirt stole my heart! It looks so original and chic! Wow!

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    1. Thanks Rosy. The shirt doesn't look too baggy not tucked in so there is still hope for it yet. Thanks for the lovely comment the skirt has definitely been worn a number of times already hehe!

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  6. Love the print on your top. It's lovely and flowy.

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  7. Thank you so much!! :) I should have shown a picy of it on its own not tucked in hehe.

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  8. lovely! i am so tempted by the kelly pattern - think it would be so useful in lots of different fabrics.

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    1. I think this is one of my favourite skirt patterns now I highly recommend it!! :)

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  9. I've been wanting to make that Banskia top for a long while now!!

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    1. Hehe you should!! I should make the next one with the front panel and not be lazy hehe.

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  10. Hi - I just found your blog through a bit of blog jumping. It's nice to find a fellow Queensland blogger. I love the Megan Nielsen patterns but haven't tried any yet. This top is gorgeous! Great print and colour.

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    1. Hey Kat! So glad you found my blog cause now I have you on my bloglovin too!! You should def try them out they are pretty easy and so cute! Thanks for your lovely comment looking forward to reading your blog :)

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  11. These are both adorable on you! I love Megan's patterns-- they come together quickly, but they have such cute details. And of course I looooooooove your little girl! What a sweet face!

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    1. Thanks Ginger! I know they were very quick to make and I love the skirt so much and it was so easy! Hehe my partner has been taking heaps of picys of the puggers lately so I have lots to add lol :)

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  12. Girl you are a machine! I'm so impressed with how quickly you pump out beautiful, well made garments. Loving the colours you've picked--so beautiful! x

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    1. Thanks Reana Louise! Don't worry there are times I look at garments and think I probably could have gone a bit slower or done something different Lol. But thank you your so lovely :)

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  13. Hello! Lovely outfit combo - I saw it on Burdastyle and had to have a look. I've the Banksia in my to-do list but with freezing Melbourne weather it's dropped down a bit in priority! Your dresses are lovely, beautiful fabric, beautiful pattern choices! Sarah

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah! I love finding Aussie sewing bloggers!! There would be a whole different selection of patterns for the colder months in Melbourne. Lucky you have such awesome fabric shops down there. I still have so much from my last visit to get through hehe.

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  14. This outfit looks great on you, especially the skirt.

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  15. I don't know what is cuter... Your gorgeous Bella or that outfit! Great move on the covered buttons. It really makes the skirt look more dressy and/or professional.

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    1. Thanks Roxy!! Hehe I can't help myself with the puggy pictures! Your so cute though that's so nice :) I'm so glad I did it with fabric buttons they are my new thing I pretty much try them first on everything that needs buttons now. It's funny how you learn something and then you don't know how you ever lived without them hehe.

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