I’m excited to introduce the newest pattern from Sewaholic Patterns.. the Hollyburn Skirt!
This is the first pattern designed specifically for beginners. Not to say the other patterns wouldn’t work if you’re new to sewing, but I’ve taken extra care to write out detailed beginner-friendly instructions for the Hollyburn. More sewing diagrams and extra-thorough instructions make this a perfect first garment project. (And it may be easy enough for beginners, but it’s a perfect quick project for the more experienced as well!)
It’s based on the great fit of the Lonsdale Dress, which is flattering on so many bodies. I added a few detail options – belt loops, button tabs – nothing a beginner couldn’t handle! The button tabs are my favourite detail. I love an opportunity to use colourful buttons! All of the details are at the waistline, not near the hips, to keep the focus on the waistline.
The skirt is flared, and only needs to fit snugly at the waistline, so it’s easy to choose the right size and get a great fitting garment. And there are pockets! Of course there are. I’ve included my signature flat slash-front pockets for storing things without adding any bulk.
This is the skirt pattern I’m going to make a hundred times, in different fabrics and colours. It’s so flattering! Best of all, it’s quick to sew, so there’s time to sew up a few versions even with our busy schedules.
View A is the longest, based on the length of the Lonsdale dress. At first, this skirt looks long and over-the-top conservative. But once it’s on, it’s very flattering! It looks great with a tucked-in blouse, like the Pendrell Blouse. View B is the medium length version, sewn up in the flowered fabric above, and View C is a couple of inches shorter. As the skirts get shorter, the silhouette becomes slightly more flared!
Why Hollyburn? It’s a fancy area of West Vancouver that’s near Lonsdale, so it seemed fitting. Plus it’s a pretty-sounding name for a skirt pattern. One of the patterns mentioned the name reminded her of Hollywood, which I liked!
Which means we’re at 10 patterns in the line. Ten patterns! Can you believe it? In the last two years (and two months at the end of 2010) I’ve build up the line to a nice round ten. That was my goal at the start of the year, build up the collection to 10 patterns. I just barely made it in time!
Also, what do you think of the photos? Did you notice they’re not taken at the park across the street? For the first time ever, I had professional help! Actually, I had a professional studio, and a great friend who turned out to be a pretty amazing photographer. I rented a couple of hours in a indoor studio because the weather has been so unpredictable, and I really love the fresh, clean look of the white background.
I did get a couple of outdoor shots on a rare sunny afternoon, but most of them didn’t turn out. Just this one! Thought I’d share it to show off the skirt in a different setting.
I waited to announce this one until the patterns arrived, crossing my fingers that I’d have them ready before the holidays. Which means the Hollyburn Skirt pattern is in stock already! Place your orders now and orders will start shipping right away.
Click here to visit the pattern store and pick up your copy of the Hollyburn Skirt pattern today. Thanks for all your support and have a wonderful weekend, everyone!