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Malhia Kent Remnants Karri Skirt

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Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

I mentioned in my #2018makenine plans that I intended to make a Megan Nielsen Karri Dress out of woven remnants I purchased from Malhia Kent in Paris.

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

I didn’t have a specific plan in mind when I purchased the remnants (I basically bought all of the loudest patterns and colours), so when I came to cut-out my fabric I had a lot of clashing colours and patterns! I constructed the Karri bodice and skirt sections separately, but decided that they looked mismatched when placed together. So I attached a waistband to the skirt section to make this skirt, and bought a plainer fabric to finish the dress.

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

These Malhia Kent remnants are loosely woven and liable to catch so this might not be the most robust skirt, but I love how it looks. It’s also quite heavy so has a tendency to slip to my hips when I’ve been wearing it for a while. I’ll go back and stabilise the waistband to address that.

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

My Kari Dress out of the rest of the remnants just needs a lining added before it is ready to wear too; I got distracted by something more shiny than a lining, so need to return to it.

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

Megan Nielsen Karri Dress Skirt

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Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

4 thoughts on “Malhia Kent Remnants Karri Skirt

  1. I really like that with the black top. It provides a background and allows the skirt fabric to be seen well, I think.

  2. Fantastic skirt! Love that fabric, and love the mismatchedness of it all. Utterly perfect.

  3. A true one-off that is so wearable. So clever to see the possibilities, and it looks great.

  4. The skirt is gorgeous.

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