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I realised that I didn’t own a denim skirt in my wardrobe so I knew this had to be corrected fairly soon. I almost live in my denim jeans but just thought now that we are going into the spring and hopefully warmer weather a denim skirt might be just a perfect addition.
I chose this lovely indigo blue denim by Modelo Fabrics in their Springfield Range.
It’s a stretch denim, made up of 75% cotton, 3% elastane and 22% Poly and is 54” wide and 286gsm, a lovely medium weight fabric. It was a dream to work with and stitched up really well.
Fiore Skirt by Closet Core Patterns
I picked this pattern because I loved the fact there was three different options to choose. I do love getting value for money with sewing patterns and having three different skirts to make makes it a win win for me.
Part of the Rome Collection the Fiore skirt can be made with plain front, wrap front or button placket front. I chose view C, button placket because I just love the detail down the front. I also love the generous sized shaped pockets on the front too.
The Fiore is a high waisted A-line skirt with a small amount of flare and with above or below the knee length options too. I chose the below knee length as I wanted to be able to wear it in all seasons.
I chose size 10, based on the finished body measurements and it fits me perfectly. There’s enough ease in the waistband for me to tuck in a layer or two during the colder months.
It’s definitely an all-season skirt, and depending on the fabrics that you choose can be worn all year round. I think it would look stunning in a velvet or corduroy during the cooler months and perhaps a lighter linen or chambray for a spring summer look.
Although not part of the instructions I decided to do a full-on top stitching detail to give an overall denim jean look. I chose the usual jean top stitching thread colour and so glad I did. It definitely gives the whole skirt a vintage jean vibe. To finish the look, I chose 5 simple wooden buttons from my button collection. I think they go really well with the top stitching detail too.
As with all Closet Core patterns the instructions were very clear and easy to follow, and the skirt was made up in a few hours. The fabric definitely had a great part to play in how well my skirt came together. It was just a pleasure to sew with. Although a medium weight fabric, the elastane makes it lovely and soft with great drape and movement. I have never been disappointed with any of the Modelo fabrics I have worked with.
I will definitely be making this skirt again, and will probably make all three views too. The simply line of the zippered back option to the quirky wrap front option, all are so pretty and perfect for any wardrobe.
I have styled my skirt with a newly knitted jumper, tights and boots and I love the whole look. Again, this skirt will look equally good with some sandals and a pretty summer blouse.
If you are tempted to make a denim skirt then I would highly recommend this beautiful denim fabric by Modelo it’s just a pleasure to work with the quality is stunning.
Right I’m off to plan Views A and B and decide which delicious Modelo fabric to choose for each one.
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