Summer of Kelly Skirts

I don’t often make the same pattern multiple times, but since I love my first Kelly skirt so much, I made a couple more for an easy summer wardrobe. It’s so easy to slip one of these on with a basic tank or tee.

kellyskirtsI actually finished these skirts a little over a month ago, and they’ve already seen a lot of wear. Both skirts were made with fabrics from my stash.

IMG_8195The blue one is made from a vintage, poly blend of some sort. It was a thrift store find a couple of years ago.

IMG_8286The beige one is made from what I think is some form of twill. I purchased it about a year and a half ago from the clearance section at G Street Fabrics. kellybacksI cut these in the same size as I did for my first Kelly skirt: I cut the waistband between the XS and S and I flared the skirt out from an XS at the waist to S by the bottom of the skirt. For more details about the construction, please see this post about my original Kelly skirt.

kelly hairYes, I know, I need to add a snap underneath the waistband on the beige one. πŸ˜‰

kellybacksI chose to use topstitching thread for the topstitching on these skirts. I like the look of it better than the regular thread that I used on my first Kelly skirt.


kellyscloserMy favorite way to where my blue Kelly skirt is paired with my polka dot Renfrew or a black tank. Both skirts are very versatile, and I can easily pair them with most of my shirts and blouses.

kellycloseI chose to use a contrasting fabric for the pocket lining on the beige skirt. I like having surprise colors and patterns inside my clothes. It brings a smile to my face when I catch a glimpse of it during the day. Yep, colors definitely affect me that much.

IMG_8314I liked working with this pattern a lot, so I think it’s time to get another Megan Nielsen pattern or two. Luckily, my birthday’s coming up next month. πŸ™‚

kellyposeI think I’ve been disciplined enough in making a few separates for the summer. Now, it’s time to go make a dress! πŸ˜€

  1. craftsanctuary

    July 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    It’s amazing you’re so disciplined….I have lots of things I like individually, but they don’t all go together. Yay for dress time, though!

    I’m loving the khaki colored one. It looks like it’s probably really lightweight and comfortable! And, the blue looks like it will be equally as awesome with tights in the fall πŸ™‚

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:06 am

      I had the same problem with my separates, which is why I finally had to force myself to sew some that coordinated. The khaki one is really lightweight and comfy. I’ll probably end up wearing them both in the fall. I am a tights and skirts/dresses kind of gal, so I wear most of my wardrobe year ’round.

  2. EmSewCrazy

    July 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    How cute both look! What great versatile pieces too.
    Hurrah for using up the stash. Always a wonderful feeling

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Thanks! I don’t think I’ve used any truly new fabric in quite some time. I am finding that my stash just doesn’t have quite the selection of fabrics that I’d like anymore. Time to buy new fabrics soon. πŸ˜‰

  3. Juanita

    July 27, 2013 at 10:01 am

    This skirt is certainly very cute and I can see myself making multiple copies of it in different fabrics!

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Thank you! It’s a great pattern.

  4. ShanniLoves

    July 27, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I absolutely love this pattern! I just made my first one out of a thrifted skirt. Luckily the thrifted skirt already had a button placket so I was able to use it. My machine sucks at making buttonholes. I really want to make another but I’m scared of what’s going to happen when it’s time to make all those buttonholes!!

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Me too, as you can see. That’s awesome! Way to refashion! Bummer about your machine’s reaction to making buttonholes. πŸ™ Maybe it’s time to invest in a new machine. ;D That or a buttonhole maker.

  5. Kelly

    July 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Oh man, I really need to make this pattern! If only I had more time to sew, I feel like I have about 10 projects that I consider urgent. These are both really cute on you, as well as your previous version!

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Yeah, you totally do! I understand that feeling. I have an endless queue of things that I feel MUST be completed. Sometimes I put so much pressure on myself to make progress on the list that you’d think it’s a matter of life or death. ;P Thanks! The best part about them is that I’ve been wearing them constantly and I can tell they’re going to last me forever.

  6. Haylee

    July 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I love this pattern so much. I love that it has pockets!! My goodness why not do more skirts have pockets, I have no idea. I love the polka-dot shirt pairing PS. So cute!

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Me too, and pockets are always an added bonus! As much as I love pockets, I find that I don’t always like skirts with pockets. Depending on the style of the skirt, it can attract attention to my hips. Usually, that only applies to inseam pockets on some skirts. Thank you! Polka dots always make me feel so happy. πŸ™‚

  7. Sally @ thequirkypeach

    July 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Nice! Really like the beige-ish twill one – can’t go wrong with a Kelly skirt πŸ™‚

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Thanks! Agreed. πŸ™‚

  8. gingermakes

    July 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

    These are so cute! I love this pattern so much, and both your versions are adorable and super wearable! I like both colors so much!

    1. Becca

      August 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Thanks so much! It really is a wonderful pattern and so quick to sew up.

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