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The Power Suit

I didn’t wear this outfit anywhere. I know, I know. I should pretend I did, because that would be more glamorous. But the truth is, this skirt is one of my favourite creations ever, and I don’t think I’ve ever shared it on this blog. Reason? I no longer have anywhere to wear it. Sad. It’s part of a suit I made way back in 2007 – a suit which is my version of a power suit. I wore it to all my most important work things. It made me feel awesome. I love the ridiculously high waist, I love the over-exaggerated hip, and I love the flippy hem.

When we were in Perth I managed to head over to my old office, and catch up with some of my old friends. Unfortunately everyone wasn’t officially back at work yet, so I missed out on seeing a lot of people i wanted to see, but I guess that’s life hey? Anyway, it got me thinking about corporate dressing all over again. I totally miss dressing for an office!! So I played dress ups, just for you gals, because that’s how much I like you – and my skirt. And you know what? It still makes me feel awesome… here at home… watching tv. hehe I kid. So for now, lets pretend I’m off to an important lunch, which I will dominate, because I’m wearing my awesome skirt – and who can say no to a skirt this awesome? No-one, that’s who.

Top: Megan Nielsen, Banksia Top, AW2010
Skirt: Megan Nielsen, Power suit
Shoes: Sachi
Locket: Vintage, family heirloom

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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BiblioMOMia
11 years ago

Awesome skirt, indeed! That’s a gorgeous silhouette–I love how the high waist is really defined, not just like a skirt with a bit of extra fabric. Lovely!

jenloveskev
11 years ago

You look fabulous!!! So adorable.

Trudy Callan
11 years ago

Amazing skirt. I love all of the details. Very unique.

Jacinta
11 years ago

It’s gorgeous! You look so fantastic in it! I can see why you love it so much but you NEED to get it out of the house. I think it would be lovely for church, date with hubby or even a lunch out with the girls. Don’t keep this lovely thing in your closet! (and glad you had a great time in Perth).
xo MODELmumma

Justine
11 years ago

I love this skirt too!

Just Better Together

Amanda
Amanda
11 years ago

That skirt is awesome! You should have some in your shop for those of us that need an awesome power skirt. :)

AmyLee
AmyLee
11 years ago

LOVE the sjirt – would definitely buy the pattern if available!

Melissa
11 years ago

That skirt is PERFECTION. I absolutely love it! I’m glad you kept it and still pull it out to play dress up. You could wear it on a night out, too!

S. of academichic
11 years ago

This outfit is soo so beautiful! I love that silhouette, it looks great! S.

Anna
Anna
10 years ago

“I love the ridiculously high waist, I love the over-exaggerated hip, and I love the flippy hem.” I totally agree with you Megan. Those are the three best things in a skirt. This skirt is perfect! I know what you mean about the feeling you get when you wear a skirt like this. Most of my skirts are ultra high waisted, and when I wear them I feel like Wonder Woman! You look great! <3