Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt

Megan Nielsen


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Buy the Axel Skirt sewing pattern from Megan Nielsen. Axel is a fitted knit skirt with a range of different hem finishes. It sits at the natural waistline and features a close fit, simple construction and easily adaptable pieces.

Version 1 is a midi length skirt with a handkerchief hem. Version 2 is an above knee length skirt with hip sashes. Version 3 is a midi length skirt with a slit that can be worn in the front or back.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). These are the last paper copies of this pattern as it is no longer in print – catch them while you can!

Suggested fabrics: Knit fabrics with at least 30% stretch. Fabrics such as ponte, scuba and neoprene will result in more structured figure-hugging garments. Knits with more stretch and drape will result in a looser flowy fit.

Fabric requirements:

Version 1: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2 m (2 1/8 yd).

Version 2: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 1 m (1 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 1 – 1.5 m (1 1/8 – 1 5/8 yd).

Version 3: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 1 m (1 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 1.1 – 1.7 m (1 1/4 – 1 7/8 yd).

Sizing: XS – XL (approx. UK 8 – 16, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

NotionsTwin needle for hemming; fusible hemming tape (optional).

Note: This pattern is available in an expanded size range on the designer’s website (PDF only).

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Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Absolute Beginner, Confident Beginner


UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44

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