Details in Denim

It took very little planning for me to pair the autumnal tones of the pineapple viscose remnant with dark indigo denim and a single reel of rust top stitching thread.

Burda 04-2014 113 e

All the leg work was to find a pattern that has just enough detail to be interesting but didn’t require more than 90cm of fabric. A fitted, high waist skirt (Burda 04/2014 #113) from my favourite issue of the year (other makes from this issue here, here and here). The pattern has just enough interesting details to keep it from being boring. Want a peak of the pineapples?

Burda 04-2014 113 c

Yeah… just enough interesting details like on-seam welt pockets with Burda’s lack of instructional instructions! I saved this technique for a monthly sewing workshop I was attending for the first time in the hope that the tutor could coach me through that process. And she sure did with expert ability of the sewing and patience in equal measures.

Burda 04-2014 113 d

After the in-seam welt pockets the remainder of the skirt was a breeze; a pair of darts, side seams (bit of fitting-on-the-go to snug up the waist), zipper, waist facing and hem.

Burda 04-2014 113 a

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7 responses to “Details in Denim

  1. Looks great! A really practical, yet pretty (worth waiting for that sewing class for the pocket detail) staple 🙂

  2. Oooh, that looks so nice! And hurray for using up leftover bits of fabric!

  3. Lovely! What a great way to use up those pineapples!

  4. Nice ! I really like those pockets!! And the fit is spot on

  5. Very cute and classic. You’ll wear it loads. It’s fun seeing you having photos in a more urban setting too!

  6. Pingback: Chambray Summer Skirt | Clipped Curves

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