Pink Denim Snapdragon Skirt

The challenge this month is denim never dies and the additional challenge was pink. Being the overachiever I am, I had to hit both challenges with pink denim. I took the opportunity at the beginning of January when a pink denim went on sale at Joann fabrics and I snapped it up along with a few other fabrics before I put myself on a buying freeze.

I’ve been on the search for a perfect pencil skirt pattern for my inner sexy librarian for a while and came across the Snapdragon skirt from Tenterhook Patterns. I fell in love with all the views and the bonus of the plus sizing. I love where the skirt is meant to hit: at the high waist or natural waist (your smallest point). For my shape, that really is the best place for the waistline. The Snapdragon skirt has three variations: straight pencil skirt, asymmetrical faux wrap and faux wrap style, which I have made.

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I cut out the largest size (size G) to give my hips enough space. I knew I could take it in at the waistband and deepen the darts to adjust for my size, but I wanted to make sure the hips were well taken care of. I ended up taking in an inch on each side throughout and deepening the darts throughout. I likely could have made up a size E or F instead, but I didn’t want to chance it, because I didn’t make a muslin. I kind of ran out of time and wanted to get my pink denim challenge done. It ends up fitting really nicely and allows for details like the extended waistband and the button.

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I feel very prepared for Valentine’s day in this skirt. I’ll likely wear it then.

I finally have a sexy librarian skirt!

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Shhhh…. I’m reading….

(*whispers* You can read more on my skirt and the Bronte top on my blog.)

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    • Thanks so much! 🙂

      The backdrop is actually a sheet I picked up at the thrift store. I didn’t want to rely on outdoor light or go outside for photoshoots. Canada is cold right now. And the sun sets around the time I get home from work. 😦 I love the sheet, though. Tie dye look. 🙂

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