When Rachel of My Messings announced she was doing a sewalong for the new Hollyburn skirt pattern from Sewaholic I knew I to be in on it. Not only do I love the pattern, but it was a good opportunity to support a fellow Aussie.
This pattern is just adorable and I was drawn to the retro appeal of the style. Oddly I have never tried this style before, but now I do believe I am converted!
On the left is how I wore this to a meeting in the morning and in the afternoon I changed it to a more casual look. I can totally see me wearing this in winter too with tights, boots and a jumper. What a brilliantly versatile pattern!
I cut the size 14 for my waist measurement, and view C (the shortest one). The only change I made to the pattern was the pockets, insired by many patterns from the 40s and by Tasha’s skirt, I went for a turned down patch pocket with covered button instead of the set in ones on the pattern. My pockets don’t have the removable flap like Tasha’s, they are a simple turned over rectangle. If anyone would like me to put up a tutorial on how I achieved these, let me know in the comments and I will write one up.
Ok the back is pretty wrinkly because I made this out of cotton twill, whilst super cool and a good drape, creases like nothing else. In saying that, I had been sitting in it at work for a couple of hours, so some wrinkling is to be expected, they do seem to drop out when I have been standing a while.
I would love to make this with a really nice drapey wool crepe, I think it would be divine for winter.
I am really happy with the pattern and my thanks go out to Rachel, her sewalong was full of loads of great information, inspiration and tips. Whilst I didn’t actually sewalong as such, I still read all the posts with great interest, it is great to see how others construct garments and there are always tips to be learned!