Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BWOF 07-2008-113/114 A New Denim Skirt

This weekend I finished up BWOF 07-2008-113/114, a cute straight skirt with pockets, a side zip, faced waist yoke and hem, and lots of topstitching.
I traced a 44 and then graded out to a 46 at the hip. I used the length from version 113 (plus an additional 1.5") and the hem details (faced hem and topstitching) from version 114. I ended up taking it in just a smidge from waist to high hip.


I love the wide yoke, which lays nice and smooth across my tummy, and the front pleats. The back has simple darts below the yoke. The only thing I don't love- and this is a small complaint- is that the pockets are shallow as drafted. I can't fit my whole hand in them, and I have tiny hands. If I make this again, I will make the pockets bigger.


Here is the back- pretty simple. (The wind was blowing- I promise the skirt doesn't cling!)


I used a dark blue denim with green weft from my stash. All topstitching was done with contrasting sage green thread.


The pocket linings, yoke facing, and hem facing are out of coordinating quilting cotton to cut down on bulk. The waist yoke is interfaced to support the zipper and help keep the yoke smooth during wear.


The hem topstitching is my favorite part of this skirt. The bottom 3" is topstitched at 1/4" intervals. I love the way it turned out!



I am very pleased with this skirt. I wore it to work today and it was comfortable and cute and I got several compliments. I love the shape and the details. I might make this again in khaki and/or grey for a nice, neutral "wear with anything" skirt. It would look great in a bright color, too, like it's shown in the magazine.

The skirt is easy to assemble (2 dot pattern,) doesn't take much fabric (I used a "leftover"- I had a little more than 1 yard of 60" fabric,) and would look good in lots of different fabrics. If you have the magazine, go for it!

13 comments:

Maria (viola33) said...

Love this skirt! A very nice pattern and looks wonderful on you!

MushyWear said...

Love this jazzed up denim skirt. Beautiful job on the top-stitched hem.

Karin said...

Very cute! I like the quilting cotton as a fun hidden detail. I am also impressed with your top stitching on the bottom. How did you get it so straight and even, line after line?

Kyle said...

cute skirt!! your topstitching is fab!!

Cool said...

Great job on your topstitching. I would've stopped at 3 rows, but I LOVE how you kept going. May I borrow that idea?

KID, MD said...

So fabulous!! You topstitching looks amazing.

Belinda said...

I like that style skirt and it really looks nice on you. The top-stitching is a very cool detail. Good Job!

Rose said...

You look great wearing that skirt. It's a nice skirt pattern. Thanks for the tip about the pocket. This one is going on my list.

Audrey said...

This pattern is definetly a winner. It looks great on you. And I like the top stiching you added at the hem.

patsijean said...

Very, very nice.

gwensews said...

I love the channel stitched hem. That's a nice detail, plus it adds weight to the hem. Looks great with that green top.

Cennetta said...

Super cute skirt.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Awesome skirt and it looks fab on you! Love the topstiching and details!