Now I have to say that I’m rather proud of this skirt. For once, I did more than just design and plan it. I cut out all the fabric and sewed every seam and hand sewed on all the buttons. My mother was there for guidance of course, but for the most part, I made this skirt.
This rose denim was one of those pieces of fabric I got really attached to at the store, brought in home, and immediately lost interest in it. So it sat in my basement for a year before button up denim skirts became super popular and my excitement for this fabric was renewed.
The only problem was that, as always, pattern books were a little behind on the trends and I couldn’t find a button up skirt pattern similar to the one I was picturing. This is where my mom’s expertise comes in handy because she was able to turn Simplicity 2152 into a button up skirt pattern. It took a lot of time and adjustments and fitting, but it ended up just like I imagined.