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a kelly for travelling

Added Sep 16, 2013

by lumiukko

Vancouver, Canada






This is Megan Nielsen’s Kelly skirt. It’s a very quick make. I am a very slow sewer and I made this in one evening because I wanted to wear it out over the weekend! This is now available as a PDF on her website, yay! You can also get the print pattern, though.

I don’t own any skirts, really, so I was hoping this would go with a lot of my tops that would look good tucked into skirts. I’m not sure it works that well for that, honestly. I think it would be most flattering with fitted tops and not the looser, blouse-y ones that I have. Perhaps with a less stiff fabric?

I love this fabric! It’s a ramie/denim blend. I have no idea what ramie is but this denim looks really nice. It’s a little bit nubby and it has a nice sheen to it. I’m not sure the buttons I chose really suit the skirt but I couldn’t pass them up. I like how they catch light. I used actual topstitching thread for the topstitching and I like it. Woo.

Material Notes

1.25 metres ramie/denim blend, quilting cotton scraps for pocket lining.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Dec 28, 2013, 12.36 PMby Rikamekko

    Fabulous skirt, I’d like one like yours. The photos of beautiful scene is nice,too. By the way, your name “lumiukko” is very like finnish to me, sound cute!

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      Jan 4, 2014, 02.25 AMby lumiukko

      Thank you! The photo was taken on the ferry between Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. And, you’re right! Lumiukko is the finnish word for snowman :). I hope I’ll be able to work with some marimekko fabrics like you soon.

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      Jan 4, 2014, 11.11 AMby Rikamekko

      Thank you for your reply. Must be a nice place there : ) I’m right, yay! I like finnish sound. Your name is really nice. I’m looking forward to see your next project, maybe something with marimekko…? ; ))

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    Sep 17, 2013, 11.10 AMby leokadia

    Das ist dein 1. skirt und genäht in “freestyle”?

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      Sep 19, 2013, 03.07 PMby lumiukko

      Hi leokadia! I have previously made skirts many years ago, but this is my first lately. I used a pattern for this one!

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