Time for the Banksia and Kelly show-and-tell!

I mentioned my love for Megan Nielsen’s patterns a few times but I haven’t actually shown you what I made with those patterns.

I made three Banksia tops:

Banksia Collage

Left: Floral cotton – Basic Pattern
Middle: Black and dotted jersey – Pattern altered for stretch
Right: Light blue cotton/linen blend – Basic pattern hemmed with lace

Detail of the lace hem. I used a bias tape as facing. Same method as the collar finish.Detail of the lace hem. I used a bias tape as facing. Same method as the collar finish.

I made two Kelly skirts:

Left: Green gabardine - Basic PatternRight: Brown Corduroy - Changed the pockets

Left: Green gabardine – Basic Pattern
Right: Brown Corduroy – Changed the pockets

Changed the pocket style on my second Kelly. Turned out really well I think.

Detail of the pocket: Changed the pocket style on my second Kelly. Turned out really well I think.

I have to admit that both patterns were incredibly easy to make. It took me about 5 hours to put my first Banksia together and it took another 3 hours to sew a Kelly. That was pattern tracing and cutting included.

If you want to make one yourself you can order the Banksia and the Kelly here. And if you already have a Kelly wear it on friday for #kellyskirtfriday! The lovely Sarah over at Notches and Notions started this great idea and our little #kellyskirtfriday club is pretty international! Megan Nielsen picked up on the hashtag and she’s asked to tweet all your pictures related to #kellyskirtfriday!

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3 thoughts on “Time for the Banksia and Kelly show-and-tell!

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