Denim a-line skirt

Denim skirt

If you read my Upcoming challenges post you may wonder where this skirt comes from…and you would be totally right.

I did not plan to make it…except I was planning to make an a-line skirt and realised none of the previously drafted patterns were dartless. So, I drafted a new one from scratch….and used this cheap denim I had in my stash since last year (remember my jeans?)

Denim skirt
To draft the skirt I used the slash and spread method…but I must admit it makes the skirt too flared for this type of fabric that was cut on the straight of grain.

Since then I became obsessed with removing darts and found several other methods…that I will list here because I know that deep down you always wanted to know too ;)
Laura Marsh’s technique: never seen before. Must read
Carolyn’s technique: great for lace
Another view on slashing and spreading

Denim skirt - zipper
For the zipper I used the technique Nancy Zieman explains in Sewing A-Z. The woman knows her stuff!

By the way, if you are interested in sewing techniques, you should follow my Pinterest board (yes, I am back using it after they changed their T&Cs)…and if you have any to share, let me know…I am a bit of a geek like that.

Wishing you a great week

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  1. I’ve a feeling this skirt will get lots of wear. I live in my denim skirt and, like jeans, they just get softer and more comfortable with wear. Gorgeous.
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  2. ahhh..pues sí…Me encanta esta falda. Simple y efectiva. Estás muy guapa además.
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  3. Una falda muy chula!!!! El otro día estuve tentada de comprarme algún metro de una tela vaquera, pero como no sabía que hacerme con ella no la compré. El patrón que has elegido es muy favorecedor.
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  4. Silvia it looks so cute on you! It may be a bit more A-Line than you expected because of the fabric but it honestly looks great and you can never go wrong with denim – well done!

  5. I like A-line skirts! They’re so cute and comfortable. And because it’s denim, it’s very versatile. Thank you for posting your sewing technique pins, my sewing pins are over here: