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Chambray pleated Wattle skirt

Megan Nielsen pleated Wattle skirt in chambray + pink River knit top

It feels so good to sit down and write a blog post today. I’m coming off the back of a couple of weeks of very intense sewing leading up to our lookbook photoshoot for our Curve range, and I feel like I’ve spent almost every waking minute behind a machine. I love sewing, but it was a bit much i must admit. It feels good to write again! Our shoot was an absolutely amazing day and I can’t wait to share the images with you all. We shot 57 samples on two gorgeous models, and have been working towards this shoot for over 9 months. It was a lot of work, but so so so worth it. These photos will help show the details of our Curve range better and just from peeking over our photographers shoulder during the shoot i’m exciting for how everything looks! I’ll make sure to post here when they are live so you can check them out. It’s so hard to wait!

Megan Nielsen pleated Wattle skirt in chambray + pink River knit top
Megan Nielsen pleated Wattle skirt in chambray + pink River knit top

Anyway, until then, back to my Wattle skirt! This is View C of the pattern, the pleated skirt. We made it as part of the testing process from a really lovely cotton chambray from Materialise in Perth. I got the end of the bolt and we only had just enough fabric to squeeze this skirt in. I really love that feeling when you squeeze a make out of what doesn’t seem like enough fabric. Why is that so exciting?! Is this the sewing equivalent of living on the edge?!

I’ve been wearing a lot of shorts or midi length garments for the last few years and not much in between that length, so I have really enjoyed wearing this above the knee skirt. The say a change is as good as a holiday, and it’s amazing how a slight change in skirt length is really refreshing.

Here I’m wearing it with my pink knit River top. I’ve gotten so much wear out of this top. It has definitely become that top that I throw on when i’m not sure what to wear because it just seems to go with everything.

I’m looking forward to sharing the results from our photoshoot in a few days!

XOXO

Megan Nielsen pleated Wattle skirt in chambray + pink River knit top
Megan Nielsen pleated Wattle skirt in chambray + pink River knit top
Megan Nielsen pleated Wattle skirt in chambray + pink River knit top

photography by Bronnie Joel

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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