Clearly, I need a new iron. My old one doesn't steam any more and the smaller one I bought as a replacement is not nearly as heavy as the old one and doesn't seem to have made much impact on this denim skirt. I wore it anyway.
I thought that this skirt would be a real wardrobe winner when I made it a few months ago, but in truth, I have hardly worn it. The colour should work in well with my other makes, but I don't seem to have quite the right tops. The skirt has a pencil silhouette, but the top of my skirt is below the waist and slightly loose, which is less than ideal for tuck-ins...not that I like tucking a shirt in anyway. Longer tops would obscure the pocket detail and seem a little frumpy. I think perhaps a tee with a hemband would work well.
Also, the denim has no stretch and the pattern has no slit, so the skirt is a little restrictive to walk in.
I found this traced off pattern in my stash when I was looking for something else. I am certain it is from a Burdastyle magazine, but I was obviously in a hurry when tracing as I have not written the style number or even the size I traced. I have a vague memory of tracing it off when I should have been packing to move house one time.
I love the pockets with their little pleats. These were the feature that made me trace off the pattern in the first place.
I also did a really neat job of the fly, but I forgot to photograph that.
The denim was a designer (can't remember which one) denim (100 % cotton, no stretch) from EmmaOneSock that I bought for denim shorts for my daughter and then kept for myself. Besides, denim shorts for her seem like too much work...whilst my wardrobe is mostly me-made, my children mostly wear RTW. I always thought that I would sew more for them than I do.