I have always loved denim skirts and for as long as I can remember I have had one kicking around somewhere in my closet.
For the past few years, I’ve been wearing a Hot To Trot denim skirt from Downeast. It’s pretty cute and it has served me well. But there are a couple of things I don’t like about it, the biggest thing being that the hem falls right in the middle of my knee cap. I don’t think that’s a very flattering length, at least not for me.
I’ve been wanting to try and make me a denim skirt for awhile, and I finally did it.
I drafted pattern pieces for the body of the skirt by tracing around my Downeast skirt (well…not quite that simple but almost), making sure to add some length so the skirt would end right below my knees instead of in the middle of them. Then, I used the yoke, waistband, belt loops, pockets, and fly pieces from my Angela Wolf jeans pattern. I think putting them together made a nice, comfortable skirt.