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I love yellow! Part3: The yellow-topstitched jeans skirt

Added May 18, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






Well, you don’t see it that clearly, but the whole skirt is topstitched in yellow! The back panels, side seams, around the buttons and the buttonholes, and the hem.
The pattern is the one we got for free with the Runway to Reality look book. What I’ve done to it was to remove the zipper in the back, and instead have buttons down the whole center front. I also added a little patch pocket on the front left that is also topstitched in yellow :)
The fabric is the bit I had remaining after making my Overalls dress last year. It was exactly enough. I wanted to make two patch pockets at the front, but barely managed to squeeze out one.
The buttons are cool vintage pieces that I found in a bag I got from my “grandmother-in-law” with hundreds of different buttons in different colors. These particular ones are brass buttons that came off an old merchant navy uniform (They do have anchors on them :)) and even though I suck at sewing buttonholes, they turned out great!

Material Notes

Light cotton denim fabric




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Denim

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    Sep 13, 2016, 07.00 PMby EdieWalicki

    You achieved GREAT fit to your skirt! The entire outfit is so adorable. I would wear it right here in the islands. I happen to love yellow and dread button holes too. Lovely topstitching.

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      Sep 14, 2016, 06.06 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Edie! It did become a beloved item this skirt :)

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    Jul 17, 2016, 07.37 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very cheerful image! The skirt has nice fitting :-)

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      Jul 17, 2016, 10.55 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Oksana :)

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    Jun 22, 2016, 12.23 PMby sewing fanatic

    pretty outfit, love the lemon yellow x

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      Jun 22, 2016, 03.20 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Nadia! The lemons I bought from Moods of Norway (a local kinda designer store) before I started sewing. Fell in love with the lemons :)

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    Jun 4, 2016, 02.18 PMby rita61

    Great skirt, nice with the yellow top-stitching and anchor buttons. You wear this outfit great!!! I am really liking yellow in my wardrobe this spring too. I recently found what appears to be the same buttons at a thrift shop, and I am hiding them from my daughter until I decide what to use them on, as she loves nautical things. Thanks for the idea.

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      Jun 4, 2016, 07.55 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thrift shop would probably be one of the few places you can find these today :) I love yellow and will make one more yellow top for the summer as well :) Thanks for the nice comment Rita and I’ll keep my eyes open for anchor buttons in your upcoming projects ;)

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    May 30, 2016, 07.58 AMby Mirei71

    Dear Maria I love the skirt! Perfect fit and so nice with that yellow topstitching which is soooo difficult to do I know :-) but done perfectly. Also love the vintage buttons. You are lucky to have so many to choose from. And last but not least: you look stunning! :-) :-) :-)

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      May 30, 2016, 09.03 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you dear Mirella for the sweet words :) <3 <3 <3

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    May 24, 2016, 12.50 AMby Tzai

    I love all the modifications you made to this pattern and the way you made this fit in your yellow collection! and you have a cherry tree? feeling a bit envy here :)

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      May 24, 2016, 06.21 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Tzai :) I do have a cherry tree and a plum tree and some raspberry bushes :) The trees produce loads of fruit, just come over and fill your bucket :D

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      May 24, 2016, 08.27 PMby Tzai

      you don’t need to say it twice, buying the tickets already :)

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      May 24, 2016, 08.43 PMby Maria Hayek

      You’re absolutely welcome :)

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    May 23, 2016, 01.51 PMby kisses

    Great skirt and good fit

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      May 23, 2016, 02.16 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    May 23, 2016, 09.35 AMby RashaT

    Great job, Maria. Beautiful buttons, yellow sewing thread is matching with with lemons on shirt – it is perfect, I love it:-)

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      May 23, 2016, 10.17 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Rasha :) So nice to hear :)
      P.S. After posting this discovered from the blog you name is Petra? And I’ve been calling you Rasha all this time :D

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    May 22, 2016, 02.12 PMby RedBelka

    Great job! Love the entire outfit!

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      May 23, 2016, 06.00 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Olga :)

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    May 21, 2016, 06.54 PMby TeenyUK

    That’s a great skirt – love the topstitching! :)

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      May 21, 2016, 07.58 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    May 21, 2016, 08.21 AMby velvetribbon

    Pretty skirt! Great fit and love the detail :)

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      May 21, 2016, 08.44 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    May 19, 2016, 10.07 PMby saranoemi

    I love the idea for yellow stitching. How youthful!

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      May 20, 2016, 06.21 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Sara :)

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    May 19, 2016, 06.28 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks great on you, love it x

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      May 19, 2016, 06.44 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mary :)

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    May 19, 2016, 01.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gult er kult! Kjempefint skjørt og flott til toppen din! ;)

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      May 19, 2016, 06.06 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

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    May 19, 2016, 08.09 AMby liliv-1

    I love the fit and the cute details that you added!

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      May 19, 2016, 08.15 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Liliv :)

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    May 19, 2016, 07.09 AMby SueMH

    Great Spring skirt Maria, and the brass buttons finish it off nicely.

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      May 19, 2016, 08.15 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Sue :)

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    May 19, 2016, 05.50 AMby Beccki

    Cool spring skirt, and beautiful photos, it looks like you did a great job with the button holes, I actually hate doing hems, i never choose the right one for the fabric. The yellow topstitching is a lovely addition to the skirt.

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      May 19, 2016, 06.00 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki :) It is a comfortable skirt.

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    May 18, 2016, 09.12 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Cool outfit, easy to wear, the best complement for your yellow collection! I hate making buttoholes, too, but your buttons deserve the effort. I love the background of your photos too….

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      May 19, 2016, 05.58 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Elpida :) Now are the few days of the week when my cherry tree turns all white with flowers. Couldn’t miss that opportunity!

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