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Helena Skirt in Textured Denim

Added Jun 30, 2011

by Inder

Oakland, Califor...






This is the free download “Helena” Skirt in a soft, lightweight patterned denim. I love the shape of this skirt. I ended up cutting it out in a size 12 but eeking out a little bit more room in the waist (less seam allowance) so that the skirt would fit lower and eyeballing the pleats in the skirt. This is a very easy, straightforward pattern, with so much potential for variation.

I added in-seam pockets in a contrasting quilting cotton. Next time, I’ll make the pockets less noticeable in a MATCHING (or darker) fabric! But they do the trick – they hold my BART card on my way to work.


Material Notes

I used a very light denim with an almost stripe-like white thread running through it. I used yellow thread for a “jeans” appearance.




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    Jun 30, 2011, 11.25 PMby Inder

    Thanks everyone! I’m really happy with it and can’t wait to make another! Great pattern. (A little hard to figure out where the pleats are supposed to be, but as I said, I ended up adjusting that anyway.) I need a version that is appropriate for work – on non-casual-friday days.

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    Jun 30, 2011, 08.14 AMby helenadoll

    It’s my skirt! hehe! I like the use of fabrics, very cute :)

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    Jun 30, 2011, 03.48 AMby AGoodWardrobe

    Your skirt is so cute! I personally love the quilting cotton pockets.

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.54 AMby beaufabulous

    Lovely skirt! I love the pockets!! I just downloaded this pattern because yours is so cute :) thanks for sharing!

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