Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sewaholic Hollyburn #2

Summer sewing is drawing to a close for me.  I don't know exactly what happened but I woke up one day and decided I was more in the mood to sew a bomber jacket or button down shirt than a dress.  I'm squeezing in one more dress after this and then it's on to fall and winter sewing for me.

I originally used this print for a Sewaholic Saltspring dress.  Everybody else seems to love that pattern but when I finished it I was underwhelmed and have never worn it.  I think it was sewer error because it looks so great on other people.  I love this rayon challis fabric by Joel Dewberry so much that I ordered more and made a Sewaholic Hollyburn out of it instead.  I've made this skirt once before and every time I wear it I wonder why I don't have another. 

I like the tab detail with the button.

And I also like the style of the pockets.
I never used to like high-waisted styles but I've watched enough episodes of Call The Midwife on BBC that I think I need to be wearing them all the time. 
Earlier in the summer, my photographer (my 15 year old son) and I put more effort into staging shots.  Now we just drive around town, find a wall, and snap a few pictures in about 3 minutes. This time even the weeds and random wires didn't stop us.
I think we'll get our mojo back when fall sewing comes around.


  1. I just made a lengthened version of the Hollyburn... after making View A (the short one) in a blue print with birds on it. Not quite the same as yours, but enough to do a double take! It's really a cute patter with nice details. Yours looks great on you. :)

  2. What a lovely skirt! You look fab. x

  3. What a pretty skirt! I agree that the tab detail with button really makes it special!