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Kelly Skirt Variation : Colorblocked Midi Length

I have another super easy variation for you all today – a colorblocked midi length version of the Kelly Skirt! I’m really not exaggerating when I say this is super simple. It is literally just adding length to the bottom of the skirt, just in a contrasting color. No alterations to the actual skirt pattern required!

This really doesn’t need a full tutorial, but read on for a quick explaination……

Measure the width of the bottom edge of your two skirt patterns. Your front will be wider than your back.

Create two rectangular pattern pieces, using the widths you just measured. The length of your panel is up to you, just don’t forget seam allowance and hem allowance. For reference – my total length for each panel was 9 1/2”.

Cut your panels out of contrasting fabric (two for the front, one on the fold for the back. Just like the skirt patterns), and attach to the bottom of your skirt. Coninue assembling your skirt as instructed by the instruction booklet. Easy peasy!

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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11 years ago

I adore this! Soo cute!!

11 years ago

Another great pattern hack! This is so cute. I plan to make a regular kelly skirt soon but after that a longer kelly skirt for autumn sounds great :)

11 years ago

This looks great. Always love an idea that gives another variation for the same pattern.