A Denim Holyburn Skirt

Monday, November 10, 2014

While I was visiting Lough Erne I decided to take the opportunity to photograph my latest sewing makes, so as well as getting photos of my Anchor Washi dress, I also managed to finally get my Holyburn skirt photographed as well.

BRAND: Sewaholic Patterns
PATTERN: Holyburn Skirt

VIEW MADE: B, but without the tabs
FABRIC:  Linen Denim from Croft Mill £6.50/m
NOTIONS: 1 9" regular metal zip 

ANY ALTERATIONS: Not really, it fit straight out of the packet (love that!). I think it could have done with being a little bit smaller on the waist. The zip is hand picked rather than sewn in by machine as I really like the finish this gives. The hem is very simply finished on the overlocker, turn up once and sewn in place.

WHAT I LIKE: I LOVE the faric, it has a great feel and drape to it and should be a staple in my wardrobe. I also love Sewaholic's signature pockets - they always turn out so professional looking, and have loads of space for your hands

WHAT I DON'T LIKE: Nothing in particular but I'm still in two minds about the length. It's not a length I would normally go for but I thought I would try and embrace the slightly longer skirt length. It works well with heels, but I'm not so sure about when I'm in flats (which is most of the time these days!). 

WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIME: I did cut out the tabs for this view, and I may still sew them on. I'm not really sure why I didn't. Actually, I really like this skirt with a belt, so I may cut out the belt loops and add them instead - what do you think?
I haven't worn this skirt an awful lot since I have made it, I think mainly due to the length. I'm not sure if I feel it's an unflattering length on me. I also feel rather 'wide' when wearing the skirt, however, this doesn't come across in the photos so maybe this is in my head?! Maybe I need to try pairing it with some other things in my wardrobe to see if I get a look that I like. I think it could look good with some brown ankle boots, a tight long sleeve top and a big chunky scarf, so I might give that a go.

Have you sewn up the Holyburn? What way would you style this skirt?

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  1. I downloaded the Hollyburn pattern on Friday and am just deciding which version to make/what fabric to use so great to see your version and get some inspiration!

    1. Thanks Amanda. Good luck with your skirt - I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

  2. Your Hollyburn is lovely, and I think the length looks great, and the belt loops would be a good idea if you will always wear it with a belt. Have you tried it with long boots? Goodness knows we now have the weather for them!

    1. Thanks Lynne. Yeah, I'm tempted to put in the belt loops because I think I've actually made the skirt a little bit big and a belt would help. As for the long boots suggestion, no I haven't tried that yet. To be honest I've never been sure about knee length or slightly longer skirts with knee high boots, but a lot of people wear that combo so maybe it's something I need to give a go!

  3. This is an example of my styling of the Hollyburn skirt. For me it works with something not-so-fitted on top. https://www.flickr.com/photos/87934385@N07/14041678098/

    1. Your holyburn skirt looks lovely Eirini and I really like the way you have styled it - thanks!

  4. I've always admired this pattern. And I love it in denim. I think it's super flattering. Would look great with tall boots too.

  5. I really like your skirt. It is perfect for winter, but probably you have to shorten it a bit, if you wear mostly flat uses. I especially like the hand sewn zipper details and how it sat so flat


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