Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pattern Testing: The Hollyburn Skirt



I was one of the lucky pattern testers for Tasia’s new Hollyburn Skirt.


This particular pattern is being advertised as suitable for beginners.  And I completely agree.


The only important measurement to worry about is the waist.  Once you have that, you should be good to go.  And unlike many easy/beginner patterns, this is not going to look like a sack!


I am a huge proponent of jumping right into sewing for any newbie.  So grab some fabric, a zipper, perhaps a button or two, and go to it.  No fear, people!


This pattern is also incredibly versatile.  Tasia has included a tab and button option, belt loops, and different length options.  I love the pockets on this skirt!  Although it is hard to tell with my hands in the pockets, I used the wrong side of the fabric for a bit of contrast.  I can’t wait to see all of the versions people come up with.  The options really are endless.


Be sure to head on over to Sewaholic Patterns for a last minute holiday gift for someone who loves to sew and/or yourself!



Skirt:  Made by me, Sewaholic's Hollyburn Skirt
Sweater:  Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret
Shoes:  Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret
Brooch:  Grandmother's
Earrings:  Kate Spade

15 comments:

  1. Such a charmingly sweet, fun skirt! That pattern has a great 60s vibe to it, not only thanks to the above-the-knee length, but also the swingy a-line cut.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. Great skirt. I ordered mine today. I actually like the fabric and fit of yours better than the one modeled on Sewaholic. I think this is a skirt that needs to be simple.

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  3. I enjoy reading your blog, and have nominated you for a Bloggers Award. See the post on my blog when you have time!

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  4. I admire you so much for your continuous sewing! You blow me away with every entry!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  5. I love the subtle chevon effect made by the dots :) Your fabric has a great drape too. I made view B as well, I had never owned/sewn a skirt of this style before but I really like it now.

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  6. Very nice skirt. What type of fabric did you use? You look lovely as usual!

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    1. Thank you Marla! It is an upholstery fabric from JoAnns - a bit bulky, but I just loved the way it looked!

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  7. Lovely! It has a bit of vintage flair, but is very wearable. Your waist looks teeny-tiny in this skirt.

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  8. Lovely skirt! Which view of the skirt did you make?

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  9. Gorgeous skirt. It is vintage-inspired but totally modern.
    Fabric choice was spot-on!

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  10. Laura Mae--Where do you live that you always have flowers to stand in front of? I noticed the flowers in several of your posts to The Sew Weekly blog. I loved your green with pink flamingos. Your polka dot skirt made up nice as well. Lora

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  11. Laura Mae - Thankyou, I am a regular reader and enjoyer of your blog, and just about to embark on Hollyburn of my own. Could I ask which view you made, as I am undecided how much flare is just enough. Also (if it is not too personal) how tall you are, as I imagine the wearer's height would make a big difference to how this skirt looks on...and yours looks perfect!

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    1. Penny,

      I am on the tall side of 5’6”.

      This skirt is View B with added tabs and buttons. I did take out a bit of fullness at the center front, mostly due to my heavy weight fabric choice, so the flare is a bit less than a standard View B. Hope that helps!

      And have fun with your new skirt!

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