I am determined to sew all Sewaholic patterns. I just love the smart construction of these patterns. They also fit my personal style and I’ve had really good luck with the fit. So far I have checked off 3 Saltsprings (blogged here, here, and here), a Pendrell, a Lonsdale (not blogged), a Cambie, and now a Hollyburne.
I added pre-made olive piping to the waistband and pockets to bring out the green in the skirt.
My favorite kind of pockets! I like for my pockets to be seen!
I cut a straight 6 for this pattern and the fit is great. The skirt is pretty high-waisted on me, which I like, but for the next one I might sew the side seams on a 1/2″ seam allowance instead of 5/8″ so I can pull it down a bit. This skirt has great flare, is super figure flattering, and comes in 3 different lengths. I felt like I needed a length in between the shortest and medium length, so I chose the shortest length and added an inch or so. The only changes I made to the skirt was to add an invisible zipper instead of a regular zipper.
The instructions for the skirt were very detailed and I would highly recommend this pattern for a beginner.
I found my Hollyburne at FabricWorm. They don’t currently have it on their website, but I found it at Pink Chalk Fabrics. They offer free shipping on all patterns! The fabric is another awesome print from Art Gallery. It is called Flights of Fancy in Day and I purchased it from Hawthorne Threads.
So….what Sewaholic pattern should I try next? Any suggestions? Please share!