Monday, February 29, 2016

Hollyburn Skirt

It fit! Perfectly, she says! Hurray! I love it when that happens, and the first time around, even. 

The skirt I made for Jess out of her In Theory barkcloth, that I showed you a peek of last week, was made from the Hollyburn Skirt pattern by Sewaholic Patterns. There are three options in the pattern, and Jess chose option B, the medium length shown below:


Here it is, on a headless model. (But it's really Jess... I can tell. ;) ) I think it turned out so cute!


I like the flare of it - just right!


The skirt has side pockets...


... with button-trimmed tabs on the waistband for a little added interest.


Those of you who've been following me for a while will think I planned the match-up of the main skirt and pocket prints. I swear I did not - it was just one of those happy accidents. I didn't plan it because I didn't even know if it could be done, and I didn't want to think that hard, plus I didn't think it would matter on that print. But I was delighted when they turned out like this! They probably wouldn't have been as good if I had planned it! Ha!

I love this pattern! It was made for beginners, and indeed it was an easy skirt to sew, yet it looks so great. The instructions were very well-written and easy to follow. The only thing I did differently was installing the zipper in the back. I followed the instructions that came with the zipper, which said to topstitch from the bottom to the top on each side, rather than down one side and up the other like the pattern said. I've found that fabric can pull a bit, and particularly with a print like this I didn't want the design to be off.

The pattern includes sizes 0-16. I found the measurements listed to be very accurate, and I didn't have to adjust the pattern at all, which I was soooo pleased about. I told Jess I'd happily make her more skirts from this pattern, so don't be surprised if you see more here in different prints. ;)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love it!

You and Jess are two of the most creative people I know!

Audrey

Kris Quilts said...

Beautiful workmanship! Sometimes I wish I had a need for more skirts, but sadly, the few I own are just languishing in the closet as it is. Jess looks wonderful in skirts! How fun to wear clothing made from fabrics of your own design. Very cool.

annie dee said...

LOL. Does the print line up at the pockets? Of course it does! This is Grandma G we're talking about here!! Beautiful! Love the fabric. Love love love!!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, ladies! :)

Blue said...

Maybe you didn't try to make the pocket fabric line up, but I know you did on the front seam! Looks great. I've seen this pattern elsewhere, it's good to know that it's truly a well-written easy pattern. :)

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Blue. You're right, I did make sure the print lined up on the front and back seams. It would've bugged me to death if those seams hadn't matched up. :)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

I didn't even realize how the fabric matches so well on the pocket on your Instagram post! It's even more nicely done than I thought. :) It will be fun to see more of those skirts.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Gen! Sometimes I get lucky. ;)

LiEr said...

I love the skirt! What a pretty style! And the pocket edge - where the print aligns? Well done, my friend!

Off to pack now. Urgh. Or maybe sew 18 marker pouches. Hm. Which shall I procrastinate on to do the other?

Grandma G said...

Thanks, LiEr! Well done in the luck department, eh? Ha! Maybe you didn't have time to read the post. ;)

Definitely make the marker pouches. Who needs clothes to go to Singapore, anyway? LOL