All I have to say is I absolutely LOVE the Brumby Skirt by Megan Neilsen! It is by far my favorite skirt I have made yet. It is so comfertable and flatters my body perfect. The pattern will definitely be on repeat!
The Brumby skirt comes in three views. Version 1 is an above the knee skirt with pockets and gathers geared toward a heavier fabric like denim. Version 2 is a has fuller gathers, pockets, and is midi length. Version 3 is a basic knee length gathered skirt. All the views hit at the natural waist and include an exposed zipper in the back.
I sewed up version 2, but used the knee length cut line instead of the midi. I love midi skirts on other people, I don’t really love them on me. I am a at the knee skirt kinda person. Since I love this pattern so much already, I may try out a midi version in the future but don’t hold your breath.
The instructions were so easy to follow and it sewed up really easy. The waistband in this skirt is contoured making it fit absolutely perfect. I have made a few skirts lately with straight waistbands and they don’t lay near as nice as this one.
I don’t have too much to say about this pattern because the fit is absolutely perfect and the instructions were so easy to follow. I will be making many more Brumbys!!
This skirt is part of the wardrobe I plan to take to the Virgin Islands when we go. When I laid out my fabric I wanted to use and the patterns I planned to use, I decided I wanted two skirts to take along. For the second skirt I decided to use a floral rayon fabric. I wanted a gathered skirt with an elastic waistband. I decided to hack the Brumby to achieve the look I was going for.
To do this I added an inch to version 3 and only cut out the skirt pieces. I didn’t cut a waistband. I bought decorative elastic at JoAnne’s and wrapped it around my waist to determine how long to make it (minus 1″).
I gathered the top of the skirt pieces to be about 4″ bigger than my hips then serged the top.
For the elastic, I sewed the short ends right sides together. Then I opened up the seam allowance and stitched each side down.
Next I marked the elastic waistband and skirt into quarter segments.
To connect the waistband to the elastic I overlapped the elastic and skirt about 1/4″ with the wrong side of the elastic touching the right side of the fabric. Then I stitched them together by gently stretching the elastic to fit the skirt while matching up the four segments. Make sure to use a long stitch length (around 4).
That’s it!! Easy and comfy modification to the amazing Brumby pattern!