As you may know I love denim, I love topstitching and I love skirts. Danube Jean Skirt from Itch to Stitch has all that and more.
The Danube Jean Skirt is a classic five-pocket jean-style skirt. It is slim fitting and has slits at the sides.
Danube Jeans Skirt is meant to be made in non-stretch fabric, but it is not restricted to denim. It can also be also corduroy, twill or other bottom weight fabrics.
I chose denim because, well, I love denim💕.
If you have made jeans before, sewing Danube is pretty straight forward. The details are the same as in most jeans, both the construction and the topstitching. If, however, you are new to sewing jeans and scared to try it, maybe because of the fitting and details, Danube Jean Skirt is a very good place to start. You get to practice sewing all the details and topstitching, without all the hassle of fitting jeans.
Fitting Danube is not hard. I have a protruding bum and had to shave of a bit of the yoke and add some length over the bum. Easy peasy, as you have both yoke and backseam to play with. Once you have everything sewn up, you might have to turn the skirt inside out and pin and sew the side seam in to your liking.
I always encourage people to make a muslin before cutting into the good fabric. It is very fast, as you don’t need to sew pockets, nor front or back, or any finishing.
Danube Jean Skirt will be a stable in my wardrobe and I have both a lovely two colored corduroy and a pinstriped denim ready to sew up two more skirts.
Danube is on sale for a short period of time.
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