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slubby linen Wattle midi skirt

Megan Nielsen Wattle midi skirt in printed linen

Now that the Wattle sewalong has wrapped up I’m really thrilled to be able to share some favourites from my wardrobe!

This Wattle midi skirt has got to be my most worn Wattle skirt, and I don’t think that will change any time soon. Krystal made this sample during testing and it was love at first sight. This linen is actually digitally printed, so the underside is white! The texture is what I really love about it, and I think that lends itself really well to bias cuts. I bought it at the Potter & co warehouse sale a while back – that really was an amazing sale, I feel i’m like constantly using the pieces I bought.

Megan Nielsen Wattle midi skirt in printed linen
Megan Nielsen Wattle midi skirt in printed linen

The top I’m wearing is a River top sample from testing that I don’t think i’ve shared before? It looks a lot like the Banksia blouse I have from the same fabric, and is a great testament to why you shouldn’t make two tops from the same fabric – I get confused all the time!

After taking these photos I decided that the skirt wasn’t sit as snug around my waist as I like, so I simply moved the buttons further toward the side seam on the waistband to get a closer fit. That’s one of the things I really love about Wattle – there is a little bit of flexibility in a crossover closure. If you need to give or take a bit of room in the waist, you can simply move the buttons a tad. I really like that!

There is a small amount left of the skirt fabric and I’m thinking of making a Eucalpyt tank with so i can have a matching set/faux dress. What do you think should i do it?!

Megan Nielsen Wattle midi skirt in printed linen
Megan Nielsen Wattle midi skirt in printed linen
Megan Nielsen Wattle midi skirt in printed linen

photography by Bronnie Joel

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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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5 years ago

Hi Megan! I really enjoyed listening to your Love To Sew episode! Thanks for doing that. I feel much more invested in your brand now that I know more about your business and thought process. Anyway… I am wondering, since the fabric in this post seems to be quite light and transparent, whether you added a lining to this Wattle? Or do you find you need to wear it with a slip? I hardly ever wear loose-fitting skirts and dresses because I feel a bit uncertain about this topic. Thanks for your thoughts.