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Wattle Skirt Tester Round Up

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The Wattle tester round was truly one of our favourites, we had so many beautiful makes come through in all variations. The versatility of the pattern is really shown by how different everyone’s skirts turned out! Our wonderful testers have agreed to let us share their makes with you and I have no doubt you’ll love their Wattle skirts as much as we do.

I really do appreciate the time and effort all of our testers put into the process for us. It’s such a valuable part of what we do and without you we couldn’t keep creating such high quality patterns…so as usual, I’m sending you the biggest of hugs!

Enjoy browsing these gorgeous makes, I hope you love it as much as I did. Don’t forget to check out these ladies blogs and Instagram’s for more of their sewing journeys.

Tester Andre Helmer WHO

Andrea // Find her on IG @annieleenaturally

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The deep pockets! I would like to try the pattern again in a cotton lawn or silk fabric.

Susanne Wattle TesterWHO

Susanne // Find her on IG @lily82923

MADE

View C // Knee length gathered skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Ease of construction and overall polished look of the finished garment.

Tester Round Up Cat WHO

Cat // Check out her Instagram  @catisakitty

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the big pockets and interesting waistband closure.  This is a great pattern for a beginner that wants a fun, stylish skirt but may be afraid to install a zipper.

Wattle Tester JillTester Wattle JillWHO

Jill // Take a look at her Instagram @independentclothinginitiative or visit her on Facebook!

MADE

View C // Knee length gathered skirt with tie closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

This is a dream pattern for me with so many views to try and possible variations! I love the pockets and the bow! They sophisticate an otherwise simple gathered skirt and are beautiful details. I also love the size of the pockets! I wore mine to church today and came home with a toy car, a bag of fruit snacks, breath mints and a pencil all in one pocket!

Tester Wattle JuliaTester Wattle JuliaWHO

Julia //

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I loved the closure on the skirt (no zip in sight, yay!) and the bias cut. Also, you know, pockets, who doesn’t like pockets?

Lydia Wattle TesterTester Wattle LydiaLydia Wattle Tester WHO

Lydia // Find her on Instagram @lydialiebt

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I love the length, the bias cut design (which is great to play with patterns) and it’s the perfect skirt for fall!  It’s one of my favorite me-mades so far!

Tester Wattle Marie Tester Wattle Marie
WHO

Marie // Take a look at her Instagram @lilycerize

MADE

View D // Above the knee bias cut skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love how versatile it the Wattle pattern is with its four versions! I’m a big fan of fit and flare silhouette but I’m always reluctant on making flared or circle skirts due to the amount of fabric it required. The Wattle pattern makes it really affordable! 1.5m of fabric, 2 buttons, thread and that’s it!

Tester Wattle Patricia
WHO

Patricia // Find her on Instagram @alfiebookshop 

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Another winner! The style and simplicity of construction, no zipper – yay. I think a Christmas red version is in order!

 Tester Wattle Naomi Tester Wattle Naomi
WHO

Naomi //

MADE

View C // Knee length gathered skirt with tie closure

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I will be trying all of them! The bias cut would look awesome in stripes. Super easy sew and so versatile! Vintage, summery, casual, formal, so many options with one pattern.

  Wattle Tester Erin Wattle Tester Erin
WHO

Erin // Find her on Instagram @redbroad

MADE

View B // Above the knee pleated skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The big pockets are great! Also love that it sits perfectly at my natural waist.

 Crystal Wattle Tester
WHO

Crystal //

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Loved the large pockets and hidden pocket closure.

Tester Wattle Chelsie Tester Wattle ChelsieWHO

Chelise // Find her on Instagram @threadsewingschool and on her website Thread Sewing School

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the simplicity of the skirt but that it still feels special. I love the tie closure and how comfortable it is.

Wattle Tester Alissa
WHO

Alissa  //

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

WHAT SHE SAID ABOUT THE PATTERN

I would consider myself a beginner seamstress and this pattern was clear and easy to follow! I was worried about the pockets and waistband but the instructions were so clear that it all went very smoothly! The pockets and high waist are perfect!

 Wattle Tester JenniferWattle Tester JenniferWHO

Jennifer // Find her on Instagram @jnoyedcreations or on her blog J.Noyed Creations

MADE

View D // Above the knee bias cut skirt with tie closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the way the closure works in the skirt, I love the deep pockets, and I love the option to cut it on the bias (gives so many opportunities to play with fabric patterns).

Wattle Tester Mary Wattle Tester Mary
WHO

Mary  // Take a look at her Instagram @naii_costura or check out her Blog

MADE

View D // Above the knee bias cut skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The pocket opening, we don’t need to use zipper :-) and the option to use button and tie closure.

 Wattle Tester SarahWattle Tester SarahWHO

Sarah S  // Find her on Instagram @sarahschulz07

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The pockets!!!!

 Wattle Tester Lise Wattle Tester Lise
WHO

Lise // Check out her Instagram @une_petite_crevette and her blog Faire ou défaire

MADE

View D // Above the knee bias cut skirt with tie closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The closure! And the tie :-) I feel like there are so many possibilities thanks to the different closures, lengths, features (bias/pleats/gathers)… not to mention the different fabric options that make it an extremely versatile pattern!

  Wattle Tester Sarah 2Wattle Tester Sarah 2 Wattle Tester Sarah 2
WHO

Sarah L // Find her on Instagram @cera.bee

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure. (p.s. Sarah spray painted her fabric to make her own print! How amazing does it look?!)

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I have a skirt I’ve loved though the ages that is a similar cut, a brown tiny herringbone on the bias. I’d like to remake that in this pattern.

  Wattle Tester Melyana Wattle Tester Melyana
WHO

Melyana //

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Zipperless!

Wattle Tester Kate Wattle Tester Kate
WHO

Kate // Check out her blog Tailored by Kate

MADE

View B // Above the knee pleated skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The shape of the skirt when finished. I used a stretch cotton sateen which gives the view B version a great shape. Also that it just felt like a well drafted pattern and came together really well when sewing. Everything matched up nicely.

 Wattle Tester Deb Wattle Tester Deb
WHO

Deborah //

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love when it all makes sense and the instructions were very clear. I hadn’t done pockets like this before and I can’t put all that together in my head, but I just followed the steps given and it came together beautifully. That really says a lot.

Wattle Tester VivianWHO

Vivian // Check out her YouTube Channel Stitches & Seams

MADE

View D // Above the knee bias cut skirt with tie closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the bias cut with the tie, super feminine and fun.

 Wattle Tester Christine Wattle Tester ChristineWHO

Christine //

MADE

View A // Bias cut midi length skirt with button closure

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

View C or D for my daughter, something twirly.

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Order Wattle today in sizes 0-20 and Curve sizes 14-34

Order Wattle today in sizes 0-20 and Curve sizes 14-34

About Author

Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

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