A Denim Holyburn SkirtMonday, 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
SIZE MADE: 12
FABRIC: Linen Denim from Croft Mill £6.50/m
AMOUNT OF FABRIC USED: approx 2m
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.
ANY ISSUES: No
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?