Saturday, August 15, 2015

New Denim

Don't get too excited . . . I did not make a pair of jeans.  But I finally got around to making another Hollyburn Skirt

Not too long ago I was whining to Beth that I can never find suitable solid blue fabric for a skirt.  And you may have already guessed her obvious answer . . . denim – it was staring me right in the face.

I though about a gold top-stitching thread, and went so far as to mosey on over to the thread display, but I couldn’t bring myself to go with the contrast.  I left that for the inside seam finishing!

I discovered a new-to-me stitch function with this project . . . the triple-stitch.  A single thread looked rather anemic on the sturdy denim, but the thicker line of matching thread looks quite nice (even if you only notice it up close).

I even went so far as to top-stitch my waistband along the upper and lower edges, and the hem (although that was first hand-stitched in place – old habits die hard).

And look at me making matching separates.  It may not be fancy, but I have a feeling this skirt is going to get a lot of wear.

Blouse:  Made by me, Butterick 6217
Skirt:  Made by me, Sewaholic "Hollyburn"
Shoes:  Colin Stuart
Necklace:  Made by me


  1. Beautiful skirt! I love a denim skirt, and this shape is really fun. I'm getting a little trendy 70s vibe. :-)

  2. The skirt hangs beautifully.

    Meanwhile, the inside is a work of art!

  3. very cute! you will find that a denim skirt with pockets so useful.

  4. A good denim skirt is such a necessary piece your wardrobe! This one looks lovely on you and compliments your blouse perfectly.

  5. Beautiful skirt, and it looks lovely on you. I love skirts, and wear them just about every day, but I don't have a denim skirt. Yet.

  6. Pretty! I like the denim and Hollyburn mix. I just made my first Hollyburn and I love the shape of it. Might have to try it in a denim as well, it seems to really suit this style -- and you!

  7. Love the fit on you. I haven't had a denim skirt gir about 20 years! Maybe it's time, on the other hand I hope to finish me ginger jeans today!

  8. LOVE your skirt - and your outfit says "40's" to me, which is wonderful.

  9. Look at you, all casual! The skirt is great, and it would look wonderful with a cropped sweater in the cool months too.

  10. What a fun, classic skirt! It looks terrific on you. Denim for the win in my books always. :)

    ♥ Jessica

  11. What a great skirt. Looks good on you!