Brumby by Megan Nielsen

A gathered skirt with deep scoop pockets and three length options.

Pattern: Brumby
Designer: Megan Nielsen
Categories: Knee-Length Skirts, Mini Skirts, Midi Skirts
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Broadcloth, Corduroy, Rayon, Crêpe de Chine, Denim, Linen, Shirting, Silk, Wool
required fabric: 13/8 to 23/4 yards
Sizes: XS - XL
Paper Sewing Pattern
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The Brumby Skirt sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen is a great year-round wardrobe staple. This skirt features a gathered waist and contoured waistband. With three length options (above knee, knee-length, and midi length) this skirt pairs well with different tops for a fresh look. Sew the above knee length in a soft chambray fabric and pair it with your favorite woven blouse for a fun spring outfit.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Not Applicable

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Version 1 Length19 1/419 1/419 1/419 1/419 1/4
Version 2 Length28 3/828 7/829 3/829 7/830 3/8
Version 3 Length20 5/821 1/821 5/822 1/822 5/8

Fabric Required (yards)

Version 1 (60" wide)1 3/81 3/81 3/81 3/81 3/8
Version 1 (45" wide)1 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/4
Version 2 (60" wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
Version 2 (45" wide)2 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/4
Version 3 (60" wide)1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/2
Version 3 (45" wide)22222

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Optional Supplies

  • Cording

Additional Notes

This paper sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

I'm an intermediate sewist, and found the pattern easy to follow - though I went with my own zipper insertion method since I decided on an invisible rather than a visible zipper at the back. Note that this pattern has very little ease so choose your sizing wisely!

Great for a beginner!

The waist is definitely fitted. I was initially worried about the sizing and maybe in the future I'd size up just the waist, but it also works well as is. I wanted to add a hook closure but didn't have enough room. I'd probably tried to fit one in a future skirt. But it did stay up for the first wearing. :)

Plan to make a million of these