Monday, 7 May 2018

Itch to Stitch - Danube Denim Skirt

I was so excited when Itch to Stitch released a testing call for the Danube denim skirt. This style skirt I wear most days at work. I also had a favourite pink skirt I left in France, my first thought was 'now I can sew these'! My fabric is from an Ikea trip last year, I had planned to make a an 80s' style denim jacket from it but I'm glad I used it for this pattern, I had booked my beach weekend on the photos deadline and this fabric has a ocean waves feel to it.
All I had to purchase was a 6cm white/gold zip and silver metal buttons. The skirt is designed to fit your waist so don't forget to grade the hip if different sizes, I used a size 2 waist approx and size 8 hip approx - I will use a 7cm or 8cm zip on my next Danaube skirt and adjust the zip fly piece accordingly so the skirt will pull on more easily. 
Gorse flower bushes in Bournemouth.
I really enjoyed the topstitching and the zip fly sewed with no hitches. I cut the fabric on one evening, then sewed the skirt with one break aside from pressing seams as you go! This classic shape is a wonderful base for adding your flair and making the skirt your oyster! There were some great embroidered back pockets by other testers.
 Worn with my Toaster Sweater 1, which I made for this beach trip.
British Seaside - it was still cold! I wore it with a Hvar Jacket made in tweed and lined.
Then I picked out the inky line design with a monochrome collar necklace (Miss J Designs).
Danube Jean Skirt Features: -Slim fit straight skirt -Side slits for walking ease and style -Straight waistband that sits at natural waist -Classic five pockets and fly-front zipper -Back yokes for back shaping -Optional rivets for reinforcement and as decoration -Optional belt loops It's a timeless piece that doesn't go out of style! Get your copy while it is 20% off 


  1. I enjoy seeing the outfits you put together. It’s a striking fabric and your skirt shoes it off!

  2. Is this your first blog or have I just been missing them! Great job - love your skirt fabric and the fun ways you have styled it. Plus those pictures are gorgeous!! And of course - your beautiful dog!!!


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