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Itch-To-Stitch Danube 2: Electric Boogaloo

Can you believe it? I dove right back in for a second attempt at the Itch-To-Stitch Danube Jean Skirt.
The sequel to my first labor of love brings me so much joy!

Second Danube

For all the heartache my first Danube caused me, this one was a dream to sew! The heaviness of the fabric totally makes a difference. I used a medium weight (linen weight) printed cotton duck from Hobby Lobby. It was on clearance for $5/yard. Because of the weight of the fabric, I interfaced the whole waistband with "shirt crisp light" from Fashion Sewing Supply
It's top stitched in white, but you can't really see it because of the print. I didn't use my cover stitch this time, I just went back and forth with thread on my regular machine.

My button hole went in perfect the first time. I stitched in the ditch to secure the waistband before top stitching, and even caught the edges all the way to the very ends! That never happens to me!!
A couple tweaks from the first Danube: I sized down to an 8 at the waist/hip, grading to a 10 at the lower hip through the hem. I also "flattened" the curve of the hip slightly, and shortened it a whopping 3 7/8 inches! 
I took all the length out of the slits this time, and kept the same Awesome Ass Adjustment as the first skirt. I really like this length for me.

I'm Just Here For The Photos

I really said all that needed saying in my first post. 
You can jump to it HERE if you missed all the drama. 

I tried a few different tops, like my coral ITS Lago Tank 
I blogged about it HERE, (and it's free!)
I also thought my Sinclair Sienna was a good color match
You can read about my Sienna Top HERE.

But in the end, my favorite pairing is the hot pink rayon spandex ITS Uvita I threw together after finishing the skirt. I just left off the sleeves and put on bands instead.
Uvita is also free, and I blogged about it HERE

I hope I haven't scared you off trying the Danube Jean Skirt from Itch-To-Stitch... 
It was definitely worth the effort!




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