High Waisted and Loving It

I have never really been a skirt person.  I want so badly to like skirts but I just find I am so much more comfortable in pants, jeans in particular.  So when I signed up to sew a sample of the Brumby Skirt by Megan Nielsen for Indiesew I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it.  Even after sewing it I was still on the fence about whether it would even look good on my body, because I have a bit of junk in the trunk and there was a whole lot of fabric happening with this skirt.

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I stand corrected on so many levels!  I mean look at this skirt, I just want to wear it every day!

By using chambray the skirt can easily be dressed up or down depending on my mood.  I wish I had it over the summer because it would have looked so good with a tank top and sandals.

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This pattern combines so many things I love: high waist, exposed zipper and big pockets.  I love any excuse to use a brass zipper, it just adds such a fun element to a garment.  Here are a few additional garments I have used brass zippers on: my Evergreen Jacket and knit Ravenna.

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I went back and forth on what fabric to use for the pocket lining.  Since I wanted this skirt to be a great neutral basic I decided not to go crazy with a lining fabric and instead chose to use a blue herringbone Robert Kaufmann flannel.  Man I love that fabric!  It’s a fun detail on the skirt that doesn’t draw your eyes away from the garment as a whole.

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This pattern is pretty fantastic by giving you 3 views with great information from Megan on which view is better for the fabric you will be using.  I really want to make another one out of a crepe de chine or a rayon for ultimate drape.  I could even get away with making one out of the flannel in the short version which could be paired with tights and some boots.

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Basically don’t be surprised if you see many more of these skirts on the blog in the coming months.  On that note, I think I need a crop top to wear with this skirt, so comment below with your favourite crop top pattern.

 

4 comments

  1. Jennifer Hill says:

    There are so many skirt patterns out there I had rather dismissed this one, but now I’ve seen yours I may well reconsider. It looks fab and I see why you like it so much! Jen

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