Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another finished project: Kelly Skirt...


The Facts 

Fabric: Unsure... crinkles as linen but isn't. Fray like mad.. help identifying it please?
*updated: Wisdom of the crowd : Chambray. Thanks my darlings.. you all great!



Size: M (* hem on the XL)

Pattern: Megan Neilsen Kelly 
Pattern Description: High waisted A-line skirt with fitted waistline. Features button front placket, wide waistband, large scoop pockets and pleating in the front and back. 

Year: Modern

Notions: 7 buttons, interfacing and stay tape

Time to complete: This patterns its such a breeze to sew, I think  2:30 to 3 hours 

Did the pattern turn out like the picture or drawing? Yes. 

Did you make any alterations or modifications? Nope... I love skirts.. they are my salvation when I don't feel like facing fitting issues. 

First worn: Sept 2012

Will you make it again? Yes. Let's go fabric shopping because I want to make some more.

What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: Its a very simple shape and I love the pockets. I would recommend as the perfect beginners pattern.

Did you use new skills or a particular skill: Nope.

Photo shoot camera: Samsung P210 + Gorilla tripod 

Conclusion: I really love making this skirt. It's easy, fast and very cute. I would say the pockets are big. It almost interfered with my pleases. I feel if you sew a size smaller than 'M' you should make the pocket smaller.

 ♫: Ellie Goulding Starry Eyed

This is my 3rd item for the wardrobe challenge. You can tell "RED" is the theme of the items! I'm making another top soon and I'm sure it will look adorable with this skirt.


Kelly skirt styled with Mango Top, Sonia Rykiel Cardigan, Forever 21 scarf and my Topshop pumps!










44 comments:

  1. I LOVE that skirt! And it looks great with the red buttons. The inside looks perfect too! xo

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    1. Thanks Erin... I like to keep the inside quite tidy and using an overlock make the job so quick.

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  2. Looks like cotton chambray to me.

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  3. SOOOOOO cute.. Love it.. I agree with Bunny, It looks like cotton chambray to me too..Happy sewing.. I love the red trimming..cute,cute

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    1. thanks Judy, you girls are so clever..!

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  4. Great job! I loooove this pattern, it's a joy to sew and open to lots of personal touches. I've made it twice and I really want to make some more!
    Your version is so sweet with the red highlights.
    I'm surprised you have time to type a blog post with the epic amount of sewing you are doing!

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    1. indeed. thanks so much for recommending the pattern!!!
      I was scared the grey would look too uniform and I'm glad the red lifted it up

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  5. Love this! The touches of Ted really make it pop. Everyone seems to be on the Kelly skirt bandwagon- might be time for me to join!

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    1. thank so much. Oh you should.. its so easy to sew and so many possibilities.. i making a new one as soon as I get a fabric trip schedule

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  6. You mini wardrobe is looking very well put together.

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  7. I love this skirt! I really want one-- each one I've seen has been cuter than the last!

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    1. I recommend the pattern really bad. its so easy to sew and the explanations are very simple. I hate following the instructions and i actually read and followed this one !

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  8. That pop of the red buttons just lifts this skirt to a new level....super sewing, as usual...

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  9. Love the pockets and the red buttons, really suits you too. Fibre could be linen viscose mix- you could try a burn test

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    1. the pockets are so adorable..

      I am quite scarred os the burned test in case i burn the house lol

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  10. gorgeous! you are on fire with your productivity at the moment! this pattern really didn't appeal to me at first but i've seen so many lovely versions popping up. might have to invest!

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    1. If you make many times its a great investment

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  11. It's really gorgeous Rachel, you're on such a roll with your sewing! Keep up the good work, I love seeing what you make ;o)

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    1. lol, i know.. its like I am on my own little sweat shop

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  12. The red buttons are the best! They look so good against the chambray (???) fabric.

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    1. Thanks, Im glad i asked on instagram !

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  13. Looks great! I have this skirt on my list for when I finish my Alma blouse. Almost there!

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    1. This would look so cute with the alma blouse..

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  14. It looks fantastic hun!!! I am so so glad you enjoyed the pattern! And i'm loving the colour combo of grey and red together - it's striking, but also so classic. YAY!

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    1. Oh Thanks Megan. Im really looking forward to try other patterns !

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  15. It's cute - another pattern to add to my list! The pleats sit really nicely and of course, love the pockets.

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    1. The pleas are so flattening... it would look so cute on you !

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  16. perfect with those red buttons! It looks really comfy too.

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    1. thanks darling.. its a great combo.. it will be great for workwear too

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  17. Ficou linda Kel. Adorei!!!

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  18. Love the skirt the red buttons are a lovely pop of colour. Hmmm... is the fabric a Chambray maybe?

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    1. Thanks darling.. I have updated now ..

      By wisdom of the crowds I now declare this fabric Chambray!

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  19. this is so beautiful, Rachel! Perfect fit, and I love the red buttons! The fabric looks similar to what I used for my Wiksten Tulip skirt (in fact, the skirts look almost the same!) - I used a cotton/linen blend, which also frayed like crazy.

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  20. Lovely skirt, the grey and red is a great combination. Did you really not add any length? I know you are tall, and the pattern envelope seems to show it is well above the knees.

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    1. Hi darling, I don't think so. I gotta to check when I'm back home as sometimes I don't cut the hem on the line and just leave the extra on the page and that alteration can become invisible. I'm back soon and let you know. I always add fit insurance on side seams so the seams look better then 5/8s

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    2. I knew I haven't consciously added length... I cut size M on the sides but let the height size xl... thanks for making me check, I will update it the review. I normally write everything on my notebook and must have overviewed that difference. My hem was 2cm !

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  21. love the skirt, looks so cute on you and I especially love the pop of red

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  22. Seeing your version has really inspired me to make this skirt Rachel. This is the first version I've seen on a woman with curves and it's absolutely perfect and SO flattering! Good to know what size you made too, right, it's a medium for me! x

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