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the golden brumby

Oh you guys, the warm weather is here! I love winter in Perth, but must admit, this year i’ve just been really looking forward to some sunny happy weather. I started wardrobe planning a few months ago as per usual, and i found myself in a real Brumby skirt mood. Remember that one? It’s from my Perth collection.

And after a rather stressful time for our little family, i finally found myself with a little bit of time to myself this week (yay!). So predictably, i made something. Chris was a little scared when i pulled out the gold coated denim, but i think it turned out really well! The one mistake i’m not so happy about is the sizing, and it was a stupid mistake. I didn’t re-measure myself before i cut, assuming i was the same size i was a month ago, but turns out i’ve actually lost about 2 inches from my waistline. Which yes, i am pretty freaking jazzed about, BUT does mean that this skirt is sitting way too low, much lower than i would normally wear it, and it’s irritating. I may not end up keeping this for myself. Oh well.

So i think todays lesson is always measure yourself before you begin sewing, don’t assume anything about your measurements! Also, gold denim is rad. That is all. Hugs to you dears! xoxo

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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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Heather
7 years ago

So cool! Bummer about the fit though!

lisa g
7 years ago

such a cool skirt! love the gold denim. wonder if you could open up the back portion of the waistband and put some elastic in to tighten it up… yay for dropping two inches though!

Bella
7 years ago

I think it looks great and is totally wearable! Can’t you just pretend that it’s supposed to sit a bit lower than usual? That’s what I would do, because that gold denim is incredible.

Hanne
7 years ago

This fabric is awesome. I love the skirt. So sad it’s too big! So annoying when that happens. Maybe insert the elastic or take it in a little?

Helena
7 years ago

Awesome skirt! Too bad about the fit, I hope you can fix it. This makes me want a metallic skirt, but I need to build up some courage first.

Kat
Kat
7 years ago

Awesome skirt! Bummer it doesn’t fit but yay about losing inches. Can you take it in at all? I have a silver coated denim I want to make into a moss mini this summer. I’m waiting till I get a little closer to pre baby weight though.

Ginger
7 years ago

This looks so cool! Sorry about the fit… I’ve totally done that, but both times I ended up with something that was too small because I’d gained some weight, grrr!

Kelly
7 years ago

Isn’t it ridiculous when you feel a little sad about losing weight because your precious clothes don’t fit quite right?? Having that realization has led me wish for thinness a little less, though, which is probably a good thing. Your skirt looks great, even sitting a bit low!

Tisha
Tisha
7 years ago

Hooray for sewing time! This is a great skirt – especially love the front pockets! I’m fairly new to your patterns – was his ever released? Thanks!

Tisha
Tisha
7 years ago
Reply to  Meg

This is good news! I eagerly await the release and wish you god speed as you continue on in your work! I recently had a baby and am looking for silouettes that won’t accentuate my less-than-sleek-looking shape ;-) You look fantastic in it, and there are just the righ amount of gathers in the front.

Elizabeth
7 years ago

That gold denim is awesome. What an adorable make! Thanks for sharing.

Monica
7 years ago

Too bad about the sizing! I made the kelly skirt a while ago and didn’t realize the the scaling for the pdf was off until after I had already made it and it was over a size too small.. So I had to completely rip out the waistband (beautiful top-stitching included!) and cutting a new waist band and re-sewing it all.. It was quite the process, but I think it ended up worth it!

Laura
Laura
7 years ago

I absolutely LOVE this skirt. Are you considering releasing it as a pattern?

Jenni
7 years ago

I like the lower waist… but that’s just me. :) Could you take the waist band off, gather the skirt in a bit more and put a smaller waist band on? That’s probably what I would try.
Anyway, it looks fab!

Libby
Libby
7 years ago

Don’t keep it. It’s unflattering and a very dated look. Def. not a keeper.

Amanda
7 years ago

Oooh I love this skirt!! So sorry about the fit issues, but it’s still a fabulous skirt!! And that fabric!! Maybe if it doesn’t work for you you could gift it to a friend who has different measurements? I always feel a little less sad about giving away clothing if I know the person receiving it will love it as much as I do. :) And OMG I would probably be your first customer to buy this pattern if you decide to release it!! Such a cute year-round staple (in winter with tights and boots, or summer with flip flops and a breezy tee!!). xo, Amanda