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Banksia sewalong: recap!

Banksia blouse sewalong recap! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

We’ve covered so much ground with our Banksia sewalong – the basics, tips and tricks, and of course cute variations on the pattern. I’ll be sharing show & tell’s of the Banksia’s i made over the course of the sewalong in a few days, but till then, here is a recap of all the posts/tutorials covered in the Banksia sewalong:

Phew! That was a lot of work! Please excuse me while i go pass out from exhaustion hehehe

Seriously though, I really really hope you all enjoyed the sewalong!! I hope it’s helped you take on things you found a little challenging, and given you ideas for how you can vary the pattern. I’m loving seeing all the Banksia’s you have made! A couple of people have asked me where they can share their finished Banksia’s – if you’d like to add them to the Megan Nielsen Patterns Flickr pool, i think that would be a great place to see what everyone has made!

Since we’re almost done – there’s only a short while longer that you can get 10% off the pattern in store – enter BANSKIA at checkout!

And just for fun, here are a few ways I’ve worn my Banksia’s in the past:


Obviously, I really freaking love this top :)

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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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11 years ago

Hi Megan,
I’m French and I ordered the banksia top last month. This top is wonderfull ! And I really love all other your patterns.
When I received the Banksia pattern I was a little disappointed (but just a little bit !) because I thought the Banksia was adjusted (curved ? I don’t know how to translate “cintré”) like the draw of the pattern and not like the photographies.
So I’ve made 2 Banksia like on the photographies and I’m wondering if you will suggest an adjusted version in the sew along …
Many thanks in advance for your answer !

11 years ago

Hi Megan… Been following the sew along so far, and loved it.
I have a burning question tho, regarding the jersey version. Since it’s in jersey, do we still need to SBA/FBA and changing the apex position before we true up the side seams? or shld we just true up the side seams without other pattern alteration ( besides removing the placket)?

11 years ago

Thank you so much, this sew-along was so full of helpful tips and tricks!
I wasn’t planning on participating, but the knit version tempted me a lot!