I didn't think I would ever sew a denim skirt - it wasn't really on my list of must have items. Until, that is, I met the Kelly skirt pattern. You all already know that I love this pattern. I mean, I've made two already! I made this denim version in between the corduroy and polka dot versions, and it has quickly become a wardrobe staple. I love it!
|Excuse the crumpled hem. I'm not the most dedicated ironer in the world|
Although I learned my lesson about top stitching thread with my corduroy Kelly, I purposefully chose not to use it on this one either, because I wanted a softer look with less defined stitch lines. I used two metres of 7.5 oz indigo denim, and it was easy to sew with a denim needle - much easier to press and sew than the corduroy! I lined the pockets using left over teal cotton poplin I had in my stash. All in all, it was an easy, satisfying make, and a proper wardrobe staple.
So how much did it cost?
Fabric: 2m at 8.99p/m - £17.98
Thread, interfacing etc: stash
Not bad at all. It's definitely a price I would pay for the right RTW piece, which as I said, hasn't materialised yet, so I'm very happy with it.
For the time being I'm done with the Kelly pattern. That's not to say I won't make another in the future, especially if I find myself in need of a quick and easy casual skirt. I don't want my wardrobe to be overwhelmed by Kellys but it was definitely a pattern well worth buying and I can't recommend it enough!