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Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt + tshirtSo my dears some of you have asked about what the Cascade looks like on a shorter girl – well lucky for you i’m a good 5 inches shorter than our lovely model for the Breakwater collection!

As you can see on me the Cascade hits lower at the back, closer to my ankles, around maxi length. The front is slightly longer too, but not noticeably i don’t think.

Personally, i enjoy the skirt at this length – but if you’d prefer your skirt around calf height as in the lookbook, it’s pretty simple. Just shorten the skirt hem at the centre back by around 5″ (as a guide), and then using a curve ruler redraw the hem curve to meet the hem at the side seam. I know i’ve said it before but i think its worth mentioning again – just be careful when shortening the front of the skirt – due to the wrap of the skirt it gets short really quickly if you start shortening near the centre front, so keep that in mind!

Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt + tshirt

Meanwhile, this is one of my favourite ways to wear the Cascade casually – a simple tshirt, a statement necklace, chic sandals and we’re done. A variation on this outfit is a pretty good example of my summer uniform. It’s as comfy (actually more so) as track pants and a tshirt, i promise. Have i ever lied to you?!

Most days i’m wearing a Briar with it – either tucked in or a cropped version. I normally tuck with this particular skirt though – since it’s the waistband version that ties in the back, i prefer not to cover up the bows. I like bows :) This was actually one of the first samples of the Cascade, and it’s still one of my favourites – its in pretty epic golden rotation right now, and i’m pretty excited to try it in the cooler weather.

Actually, i snuck this skirt into a previous post a few months ago – did you notice it?! Should we make this fun?! First person who can find that post gets a free Cascade! Do you think you can do it? Ready set go!

Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt + tshirt[Make this look]

Skirt: Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt // pattern + similar fabric
Tshirt: NOTW // pattern + similar fabric + fabric paint
Sandals: Country Road // Eve
Necklace: Merl Kinzie / Clydes Rebirth
Bracelet: Kristin Hassan 

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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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Sara
Sara
9 years ago

On november 28th ? Very nice skirt. I love all the new collection, but as I ampregnant, I shall be going for your pregnancy collection instead..

Michelle
9 years ago

My Cascade Skirt is already one of my favorite staples, too. It is SO comfortable, and the way it floats around me when I walk makes me feel so pretty. :)

Liz
Liz
9 years ago

Oh man I was too slow! Sara had it right with November 28th with the briar leather shoulder patch. What an awesome pattern!

Amy
Amy
9 years ago

February 26th shows a cascade skirt . . . .I am so in love with this pattern . . .I totally need/want it :D

Brigid
9 years ago
Hanne
9 years ago

Than you for this blog post! Allthough I kind of bought the pattern the first day the temperature hit 12C and i could kind of see the sun…
Now all I need is the perfect fabric. It seems most of the fabrics I find online in Norway are too stiff, too transparent or with way too cute prints. It will come to me in the end, I am sure. Maybe while I sharpen myself on the Crescent?

Courtney
9 years ago

What product do you use on your hair, if any? So shallow i know. :p

Kelly
9 years ago

I just love the styling here, it looks great!! I found a really pretty rayon challis and I am sewing up my first Cascade skirt next week, can’t wait!

maddie
9 years ago

You look great. Anything can be worn on anyone – it’s all about styling and you, missy, have this look down!

Lisa
Lisa
9 years ago

Just found you through A Beautiful Mess blog. Love your styles! Tania culottes are my fav but I am plus size so I guess the XL will be too small :( Lovely work, however!

Rochelle New
9 years ago

I actually prefer the way it looks on you! That skirt is so gorgeous. I’ve got to add it to my sewing queue asap! Beautiful, beautiful summer design.

Jill Karcher
Jill Karcher
9 years ago

Hi! I’m visiting from A Beautiful Mess, but have been looking at your patterns for some time. I love the Kelly Skirt and Darling Ranges dress. Thanks!

Marie
9 years ago

Dang I could’ve used a free cascade skirt :(
I guess I would style it pretty much the same just with a less sporty (print-wise) looking tshirt.
Anyways looking forward to more variation and outfit ideas :)

Tammy
9 years ago

I am looking again for the second time today after linking from A Beautiful Mess. Your designs are drop dead gorgeous. I like the idea that you sell multi-sized patterns which are kept in a sturdy envelope. Your clothes drape beautifully with the fabrics you’ve selected. I hope even more retailers from Canada choose to sell your patterns.

Sandra
9 years ago

Oooh I love the longer length look, and here I was thinking I would be too ‘old’ for the cascade skirt, but now you have got me thinking……

Ginger
9 years ago

Oooh, I love the way you’ve styled the skirt! I was thinking this style was a little dressy and romantic for me, but it looks super cool and casual paired with a tee!

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Dee Durrant
9 years ago

This is my fav styling for the cascade as I’m more of a casual girl than a dressed up girl. I’m constantly running around after my 1 year old so I need something that is pretty but discreet that covers me up whilst I’m playing – this skirt this a perfect fit especially with elastic to keep it from flying open! I was only planning on buying two patterns and saving the cascade for my Xmas list but well it’s my birthday in July so I think I deserve all three (Tania/Eucalypt/Cascade) as a gift to myself!!! Better not tell the hubby!

KellyS
9 years ago

I am just wondering how tall you are? I read 5 inches shorter than the model for the Breakwater collection, but how tall is that? I don’t think I saw that anywhere (and I am sorry if you did post it, I am trying to type while watch my three kiddos).