Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt

I made Megan Nielsen's Kelly Skirt using pajama flannel from Jo-Ann Fabrics because it was the only fabric with a houndstooth print that was big, bold, and obnoxious enough for me.

Total Cost: $5.89

  • Fabric: $4.89
  • Buttons: $1
  • Hook and Eye/Snaps: stash
  • Interfacing: stash
  • Pocket Lining: stash

 This pattern was easy and straightforward. The only part that caused my any problem was the waistband.  When it came time to sew the waistband to the skirt, the waistband piece was a couple of inches too short and wouldn't reach from one button placket to the other, so I re-cut the pattern piece and added three inches. I made this skirt for my friend a couple of months ago in a different size and I had the same problem. I don't know if I did something weird or if everyone had this problem.

During the process of adding length to the waistband I screwed up the buttonhole placement. So instead of putting buttonholes in the wrong spot and ruining my skirt, I used a hook and eye and a snap and sewed the buttons on as decoration.

For the pocket lining I used some crepe-back satin I had left over from my Ruffle Skirt


Sox loving my pajama skirt


  1. Great skirt! I love how you used red crepe back satin for the pocket lining. I wish you happy stitching in 2013!

    1. Thank you! I wish you good luck in 2013 as well!

  2. Very cute! I just heard this morning that flared skirts are on trend this season, and I love your bold print!

    1. Thank you! And thanks for the heads up about the flared skirts. Maybe I'll just make 100 more Kelly skirts then...

  3. Hi, love the skirt. By the way, I've nominated you for a Liebster Award as I think your blog is great :)

  4. Your Kelly looks great! It's a brilliant skirt, isn't it? I didn't have the waistband problems you had the first time I made the skirt but I did cut it according to my waist measurement rather than the pattern (only because I was too lazy to trace/cut!) The second time I made it, it WAS too short - but I presumed it was a mistake I'd made... Now, I'm not so sure! I'll let you know what happens the next time I decide to make it! Ps you should def take part in #kellyskirtfriday