Today I have the first piece in my fall module to show you, the Brumby skirt!
I love skirts in general but I especially love skirts layered with sweaters and boots and when I was organizing my closet, I realized I actually didn’t own that many skirts!
I chose to make the Brumby Skirt by Megan Nielsen because it was one of the first patterns I ever sewed and I wanted to make it again with a bit more experience. I knew my fit and finishes would be much better than my first try at it.
I used this beautiful soft tencel twill in the color solid olive from Stylemaker Fabrics and it’s perfect for fall. It’s got the drape and softness of the tencel but it’s a little more substantial thanks to the twill so it holds up to breezy days.
This pattern is pretty basic but has some nice details that I think elevate it a bit. I love the wide waist band and that it has a facing with a clean finish on the inside. There’s an invisible zipper in the back and these big pockets are great and roomy but don’t flap open. There is also a bit of topstitching which I debated doing in a contrast color, the detail would be lovely!, but I kept it the same just to make this skirt even more versatile.
I made the size small and it fits pretty perfectly. Looking at the website, this pattern has been updated and now has numerical sizing and a much more expansive range- which is fantastic!
This is a simple sew and Megan Nielsen patterns always have great instructions and construction methods. If you are new to sewing or want an easier make to add to your queue, this simple pattern is a great one.
I plan on wearing this skirt like you see it here, with big sweaters, with t-shirts, and layered up with cardigans. I’m looking at the olive green as more of a neutral and it will be fun to play with the colors I pair it with.
Really happy with how this one turned out! Maybe not the most exciting make, but one that will get worn nonstop this fall.