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call the sewing police

Sometimes i like to break the rules. You know like that rule that says you have to let your circle skirt hang and once the bias has stretch out you even it out again then hem it blah blah blah.

WELL. I started along those lines with this stretch version of the Veronika skirt (don’t worry the free pattern will be available soon, we are just about to start testing!). I left the hem raw, washed it a few times, and once it had stretched out, i noticed that it had gone and stretched out in a really cool way and i did not want to change it. I am actually rather enamoured with that uneven rough hemline. I think it really suits the fabric and i’m going to keep it. Rebel.

And on the topic of this fabric – how cool is it? It’s like bokeh and twigs and i don’t know what else, but its awesome and i kind of want to make a zillion outfits out of it. It’s available in store now if  you’d like to snap up some of your own before i go ahead and use it all myself hehe

I seriously cannot wait to get this pattern to you gals!!

[Make this look]

Top: Megan Nielsen Briar tshirt // Pattern + Fabric
Skirt: Megan Nielsen Veroniak skirt // Pattern coming soon + Fabric
Shoes: Madewell
Sunnies: Witchery
Necklace: 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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9 years ago

You rebel! ;) This looks cool and I can totally see why you didn’t want to change it!

9 years ago

It looks really cool + intentional so I’d keep it as well
Loving those shoes you are wearing too!

9 years ago

To be honest, if you hadn’t said that the hem is not meant to be uneven according to the original design, I wouldn’t have guessed it’s an improvisation. It looks really deliberate and cool. Well done!

Rochelle New
9 years ago

That is a really neat hemline! I wouldn’t have changed it either. And that fabric… yeah that fabric is awesome.

9 years ago

That’s a lovely skirt with an awesome hemline! and I love you shoes too!!

9 years ago

Thank you! I’ve been trying to figure out why the hanging step, and the Google failed me on that one. I am in love with this skirt in every way.

Natalie from Sewoutnumbered

Megan… how have I not found your blog before now?!? I just saw in IG that you’re from Perth too! Love the skirt and can’t wait to be in the loop of all your sewing deliciousness now I’m following you ;)

ANNE {Anne's Scribbles and Doodles}

I have to say… it actually looks pretty awesome! It’s okay to be a rebel for the sake of creativity sometimes. ;)