Megan Nielsen

Megan Nielsen Wattle Skirt

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Buy the Wattle Skirt sewing pattern from Megan Nielsen. Wattle sits on the natural waist and features a unique hidden closure at the left pocket. The pattern includes three skirt options, two waistband options and multiple lengths.

View A is a bias cut midi length skirt. View B is a pleated above the knee skirt. View C is a gathered below the knee skirt. View D is a bias cut above the knee skirt.

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

- PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight fabrics will work equally well with different effect. Fabrics such as denim, twill, poplin, broadcloth, linen, linen blends, suiting, gabardine, pique and wool blends will result in a more structured garment. Lighter weight fabrics such as cottons, rayon, silks, etc. will result in a looser flowy garment.

Fabric requirements: Additional fabric may be required to match patterned fabric.

View A: 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 2 - 2.2 m (2 1/8 - 2 3/8 yd) // 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 2.3 - 2.9 m (2 1/2 - 3 1/8 yd).

View B: 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 1.3 - 1.4 m (1 3/8 - 1 1/2 yd) // 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 1.7 - 1.8 m (1 7/8 - 2 yd).

View C: 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 1.5 - 1.6 m (1 5/8 - 1 3/4 yd) // 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 2 - 2.3 m (2 1/8 - 2 1/2 yd).

View D: 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 1.5 m (1 5/8 yd) // 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 1.8 - 1.9 m (2 - 2 1/8 yd).

Sizing: 0 - 20 (approx. UK 6 - 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

NotionsLightweight fusible interfacing; two 1.5 cm (5/8") buttons (Views A and B); one 1.5 cm (5/8") button (Views C and D).

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
fantastic twirl factor

I made the version with bias cut skirt and button closure. No alterations needed. Please note there's no ease designed in the waistband - finished waist measurement is the same as body waist measurement, so make sure to measure accurately. There's always some wiggle room with the closure though - either the buttons or the tie.

Something that doesn't bother me, but I didn't realise before making it - only one pocket is functional, at least in the view I made. The pocket where the closure is, is essentially a mock-pocket.

The fabric I used is a mid-weight wool/viscose mix crepe. I let it drop for a few days before hemming, and it did drop quite a bit. It's always worth doing it with bias cut skirts, especially  if you're using less stable fabrics (like viscose).

I hemmed mine with a bias tape and I think it gives a nice weight to the hemline.

My Perfect Skirt

What can I say about this pattern other than it's perfection. I decided make View A which is a midi-length bias-cut skirt, and I customised with waist ties. I made mine in a gorgeous silky satin, which whilst difficult to work with, looks amazing made up. The shape is so flattering on me.

The pattern pieces are all cut flat which made cutting slightly easier as you weren’t battling with multiple layers to lay flat and straight; even so, my cutting of the skirt hem was wonkier than a clock by Dali. I had to use THREE cutting mats to fit the full skirt length, all of which were at different heights, so it was no wonder really! The air was turned rather blue during the cutting process, but I got there.

This was my first pattern from Megan Nielsen and it certainly won’t be my last. All the steps were fully explained with accompanying illustrations. It all came together beautifully, and the pocket closure is genius. I did run into a little trouble attaching the waistband to the skirt however I think that this was probably due to my squiffy cutting. It did come up a little big on me, so I ended up taking about an inch or so from the sides to keep it snug on my waist.

I am in absolute love with the final result. It’s something that I know I will get tons of wear out of it as it is so versatile depending on what top I wear with it. It is truly the perfect day-to-night garment.

My full write up is available on the Sew Hayley Jane blog.