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!
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!