Friday, February 24, 2017

Megan skirt -Designer Stitch Patterns

Skirts! I started to sew in 2008, heaving no idea what "the straight grain " was, I had to search that up to get started and only in 2012 or something I started to think about making the things I was sewing, really fit me. Anyway, back to skirts; in all these years I think I did not make more than 5 skirts, it is not really a piece that I wear. I did test a few patterns for Ann Grose from Designer Stitch Patterns so when she came with the testers call for the Megan skirt I thought that this will be a nice opportunity to start making some skirts.

This skirt pattern is really nice, I mean I find it very flattering, easy to wear and to make. This version above is made in a very nice corduroy, which I bought, last year, with a skirt in my mind. This is made in size 2 and 5 cm shorter than the pattern.

The Megan skirt pattern can be made with or without pockets and there is, of course, the possibility of color blocking and using different prints for the panels and yoke, as many of the other testers have done ( beautiful skirts there, all to be seen on the product page on the Designer Stitch Shop) but I went with the plain solids as I know that this will be something I will wear.

This blue version is made in size 3 for the waistband and 2 for the rest and 5 cm shorter than the pattern. This was the first one I made and I decided for the straight size 2 on the corduroy as I felt this one falling a little to low on my waist. The blue fabric is a stretch cotton. Love the pockets...really easy to construct.

The back has a centered zipper at the center.
The instructions are very clear as always and I think for an advanced beginner this is a great project to make.  

This corduroy was bought at the same time with the sweater knit from my last Hepburn because I had in mind that a skirt made with it will go nicely with a turtleneck made of this stripes. I really like the combination. 

The Megan Skirt is now on Sale for a limited time at The Designer Stitch Shop

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