A Blue Floral Hollyburn
This is my first time sewing up Sewaholic’s Hollyburn Skirt & I’m in love.
Oh, how I love this skirt!
Top: Violet blouse, previously blogged here
Shoes: Me Too (Nordstroms)
Hair: Oh so freshly dyed pink. Don’t worry – It’ll fade after the first wash, cause even this is too pink for me.
I raved about this skirt pattern to Ms. Tasia herself when it was released, but sadly I hadn’t actually made it until now. I wish it didn’t take me so long, as I could have had this beauty in my wardrobe for over a year now. Never fear, I’ll make up for lost time. heh
I found this linen/rayon blend fabric at my local Vogue Fabrics late last summer. I only bought enough for the hollyburn skirt, but how I wish I had more. It’s wonderful fabric; it’s drapey, lovely and perfect for spring/summer weather.
I generally purchase fabric for a specific project so I don’t overbuy. I had always figured, it would be silly to make multiple garments in the same fabric like a skirt + dress or a dress + top. But with this, I’m wishing I had more for a second (& third) garment…. what are your thoughts on this??
Back to Hollyburn…
Pattern adjustments – none! That is if you don’t count my hem shortening, since I’m such a shortie.
I whipped this skirt up in short order and didn’t do anything fancy with the construction. I inserted a center seam lapped zipper – since I love them so.
I serged the inside edges, and hand stitched down the inner waistband & hem like I always do. And these tab fronts allowed me to use 2 stray vintage buttons I had in my stash. What else would I do with just two buttons??
I could have upgraded the construction by stabilizing my zip with organza, I could have added a lining, and I could have made the waistband fit a tiny bit smoother by separating the 1 piece waistband into a 3 piece waistband. But…. I didn’t. I wanted to finish this puppy up so I could wear it asap.
I did sew it up remarkably fast… but then I didn’t get it hemmed in time before the chilly fall weather – yes of 2014. I didn’t get the hem finished in time to wear it at all last year – so why bother hemming it?
Just a few weeks ago, I picked this skirt up again to finish the hem since I HAD to wear it. It’s lame that I didn’t get to wear it last year when I made it – but it was my own fault anyways, ya know?! heh
But here we are, with a finished Hollyburn – on the blog. And I’m now happily wearing my pretty blue skirt. This skirt has made me realize that I have a big gap in my wardrobe of royal blues and greens for the summer. I have winter greens & blues but no summer green & blues. My color preference is always very seasonal, I’ve come to find. But this year, I’m all about the blues (you’ll see what I mean in the next few posts).
So… yay for Hollyburn. I’m a bit late to the game but at least I showed up, yea? At least now I know why everyone loves this pattern so much & makes multiples of it.
Cheers & happy sewing.