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It's The Shelley Skirt, by Muffin Head Patterns

I feel like 2016 is quickly becoming the summer of skirts. And what's great about that is I'm actually wearing them! Today I get to share my first pattern test for a new-to-me pattern company: the Shelley Skirt from Muffin Head Patterns, which is available today. A couple weeks ago, a fellow Facebook Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests member mentioned she was testing a new pattern, and that I should sew along with her. Despite having sewing plans, several things unfinished on my table, and knowing I had family and work obligations pending, I impulsively jumped in with both feet. Let's be honest, I just can't resist being in on the ground floor of something new and unreleased. It's exciting!

As you might expect, no sooner did I get started and sewing time evaporated. This project's deadline was a real struggle for me. Not because the pattern or the test was difficult. It sure wasn't. But, persevering to the end was worth all the effort of squeezing in sewing time. The wrap skirt is relatively straight forward. It sits at your natural waist and sports a classic length and A-line shape. With pockets and a lining, there is a Modern Vintage elegance to it. Depending on the fabric you choose and they way you style your Shelley Skirt, it can easily take you from the office to date night.



I chose to make my test version with a black-shot teal poly suiting, and lined it with a super soft and thin black rayon challis. There are only 4 pattern pieces, Front/Back/Pocket/Waistband. Most experienced seamstresses can probably put this lovely together intuitively, but no worries if you are a beginner. The instructions have plenty of details to walk you through the construction. I strayed from the printed directions, as I always do, in the cases of the waistband and hem. I chose to hand stitch both. ...And such a beautiful finish it is that way....


The catch stitching on the hem is hidden up under the free-hanging lining.


Here's the skirt with a few different tops I managed to find in my closet.







I've been eyeballing my stash since I finished this skirt, and it definitely won't be the last time you see this! I've got a couple more that need to be made!

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  1. Such a fabulous skirt - I love the colour!

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    1. Thank you! I was so surprised I found all those tops in my closet to go with it.

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