January 7, 2015

Hollyburn Take 5 & 6


Back in November, I made this Hollyburn with this luscious dark mustard wool crepe that we had in the online shop (sold out fairly quickly!). This color for me, is like one of the 8 wonders of the world. This and chartreuse, which I find closely related to this color, so naturally I'm all over this color like white on rice. I do love it so.


I took enough for this skirt and then I'm also considering a dress or some pants with the leftover. We'll see which one wins out for the last of the fabric. But anyway, its been sometime since I made a Hollyburn. My last rendition of this skirt was worn to a raveling. It just goes with everything so well. The shape is beautifully swingy in the wool crepe here. And then there's the pocket thing, which I absolutely and utterly adore. Perfect pockets, perfect, easy shape. A TNT for me, for sure.


And then I got a little lusty for this Hunter Green Wool Crepe from the shop too (still available for your info). So I took a bit home and cut out another Hollyburn. And of course, this has all got me thinking about yet another rendition for Spring - in one of our new wool crepe colors (hello bright cheery colors)!!!!!!!!!! Possibly much much shorter on the skirt length here! Oh la la! I'm sure you're all waiting with bated breath for that!

I've made this skirt a few times - when it was formerly just the skirt portion of the Lonsdale dress. When I made the Lonsdale dress a few years ago, I was completely taken with the skirt portion and from there made a few. I couldn't find my beloved pattern this time around (who ever said anything about keeping a clean and organized stash???) and so I opted to just use a Hollyburn pattern which I had on hand. I made a couple of changes - created a contoured waistband, added a lining to both skirts and separated the pocket facing from the pocket lining. Really nothing mind blowing, though I plan to show you how to do a lining for a skirt like this in a few weeks as I still work my way through the Working with Wool series.


You'll notice I'm in keeping with the working with wool trend! Yay! I should definitely win some extra points for that, I think - which have already been translated into a Dr. Pepper - drinking as I type! Yess! I thought you might like to see wool crepe in garment form. Again, this is one of my favorite wool textiles. It works so well in a myriad of garment options. The lovely drape and swing work so well for a skirt, yet wool crepe looks fabulous in a structured trouser as in here. If I haven't convinced you of the loveliness of wool crepe yet, there will be more opportunities coming up for me to do so, I'm sure.

So who's ready to join my wool crepe Hollyburn train? huh?
SHARE:

45 comments

  1. These are beautiful skirts. What an inspiration! I totally love wool crepe. It's my favourite of all wool weaves.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations with the Sewing Room, I can practically read your joy in this post :D Your Hollyburns are perfect, and it reminds me I need to make more ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. The mustard! Oh, so nice. Makes me want to make another Hollyburn with my navy wool crepe.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the Sewing Room idea and love your Hollyburn skirt! I will be purchasing this pattern and some wool crepe! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are lovely! I think the Hollyburn has such a gorgeous shape, and that mustard one paired with your perfect brown leather boots is giving me serious 70's equestrian vibes in the best way possible.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow Sunni. You look so happy and at ease in these pictures! The skirts are gorgeous but what's really struck me is how much more relaxed and at peace you seem to be. I really really hope that this change in direction that's more 'you' really works out for you. If I wasn't the wrong side of the Atlantic I'd love to come and play!
    Wishing you every success possible for 2015!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have this pattern & these are such beautiful motivation to get it out & just sew it ... Did you make your polka dot top ? If so I'd like details !
    Best of luck on your new endeveavor - you sound so jazzed about it

    ReplyDelete
  8. Those wool crepes are beautiful.... there are a couple calling my name.... softly seducing me that they should come to my home, never-mind that I keep telling myself to stop building up a bigger fabric stash!

    I have never made a Hollyburn skirt, but yours are so beautiful that I may need to try it.

    The Sewing Room sounds great, big sighs of sadness that I can't get to it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sunni, these skirts are beautiful. How do you care for these skirts? Dry clean or Wash cold and hang? ...Not only because of the wool crepe, but also because of the lining.

    I really would like to make some wool trousers in something I could wash and hang dry, but not sure if that's do-able.

    Thanks and best of luck with the Sewing Shop!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These skirts are beautiful! That mustard color... LOVE. I've never used wool crepe, but it sounds amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am in love with the wool crepe skirt. I do enjoy you blog very much. The change to your store is fantastic idea.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm totally drooling over the mustard wool crepe! Gorgeous color and perfect drape for the Hollyburn. I haven't made that pattern but now you're really tempting me... SO pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I second that you look/sound so much happier and at ease these days! So glad you have made some changes to make yourself happy and less stressed! And sweet lord I want ALL THE CREPES!! I admit I was never really into the Hollyburn but seeing it in these wools makes me reconsider...and I really would love to make a Dahlia in a wool crepe, too. Mmmm...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful skirts!! The mustard is such a good color, but so is the green! This pattern seems to be made for wool.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such beautiful skirts. That mustard color looks gorgeous on you!

    I've been looking at the Hollyburn pattern for awhile. I think I'll finally take the plunge and buy it. I need to buy that hot coral wool crepe too because OhMyGoodness it is pretty!

    Do you match your lining to the color of your skirts or do you just go with basic black or white?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Both of these look amazing! I really should see this skirt up...love love love the mustard. Wool crepe? Dry clean only right?

    ReplyDelete
  17. its beautiful. like you im obsessed with that color.

    ReplyDelete
  18. love the brown one!! and i am having boot envy - where did you get them?

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love them both! You have made the exact skirts that are on my winter sewing list. Same length, fabric and colours. I was planning a navy one as well. You paired them up beautifully, too!

    ReplyDelete
  20. It's one of my favorite too! So so versatile! Love it, love it, love it.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This pattern is such a standby in my wardrobe. It fits the bill in so many situations. And thank you for your kind words on the Sewing Room - I'm feeling so good about all of it! Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh you should! The flow of this skirt in a wool crepe is really something. I really do think I need one more for Spring.

    ReplyDelete
  23. If I was forced to pick a favorite era, it would be the 70s. Maybe early 80s too. But I die over the conservative, feminine flowy look of the 70s - something I feel is often overlooked by the loud bell-bottoms and polyester double knit leisure suits of the era. Not that these are bad things, but all in all, my heart has a serious soft spot for the 70s. That is exactly what I thought when I bought these boots! AAAAHHHHH! I swear my mom had some just like them - in the 70s....

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you Vicki Kate! I am more at ease and I definitely feel "happier" about this decision as a whole. It just feels good. I wish you were here too! I wish everyone was here! Oh the fun we would have!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh thank you! I didn't make the polka dot top - it's Ann Taylor factory outlet - but whenever I see polka dots, I fall instantly in love, all over again.

    ReplyDelete
  26. What? Stop building a bigger fabric stash - how dare you even mention such a thing!!!! Ha ha! Mine is awfully, awfully large. Oh dear.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Now, don't tell anyone I told you this, but I wash in cold on gentle and hang to dry! I did the prewash for these fabrics that way too. I have a pair of wool crepe pants that I made a couple of years ago that I do the same for - I haven't had a problem yet! Now I don't wash them an awful lot. Just when I feel they need them, but I do wash them. No dry cleaning here!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh you should! I think you would love the way it sews. It's really rather dreamy to sew with. I find it will do just about anything you want it to.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I most definitely think you should try some wool crepe Rochelle! It's such an easy fabric to work with. And with the Hollyburn, it is a perfect match!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh a Dahlia would be really lovely! Yum! And tell me about the wool crepe colors for spring - I am so excited to make something out of every. single. color!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I know. Hollyburn + wool = true love.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Whenever possible, I ALWAYS pick a contrasting lining color. I'm LOVE seeing a pretty pop of a different color on the inside of any garment. But if I can't, I usually opt for a nude color because it doesn't shade the fabric. Oh this is something I'll have to do a post on! My favorite lining and the one I use for almost everything is bemberg rayon - love that stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I wash it in cold, gentle cycle and then hang to dry. I always do a prewash the same way, but I haven't encountered problem yet.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh thank you! They are a couple of years old, from Tahari. I bought them via DSW.

    ReplyDelete
  35. These are so beautiful! I love them on you! I wish that I wore skirts... I would be all over these!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Those are fabulous skirts and you look wonderful. Happy sewing to you in your Sewing Room

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love these! That colour is divine - I'm a lot obsessed with wool garments at the moment. The Sewing Room sounds so exciting - massive congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  38. You have a great sense of colour. I love the mustard with black and tan.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Those skirts are gorgeous! I'll be putting that in my must-do list (yes I have a to-do and a must-do list... don't judge) I also have to say that I much admire you're go-to attitude to accomplish your dreams. Heaven knows it takes a lot of effort, sacrifice and perseverance to accomplish that (and often case a supportive partner). I wish you luck and happiness in your new endeavours!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Your beautiful skirts pushed me over the edge. I just FINALLY purchased not only the Hollyburn but a Cambie pattern too. I've been meaning to forever but just never did. Now that the weather begs me to stay inside this weekend, I think I'll knock out both. Or maybe it was the boots...I just picked up a pair like that at DSW too. :) Great minds and all that!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Your skirt is beautiful and fits so well. Wish you were not many states away and I could come to your new sewing room! Sounds wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Yeah!!!! now I am even happier with the GORGEOUS wool crepe I bought from you - have been wanting to write to tell you it's arrived, and it is gorgeous, as is the black rayon. I also wanted to ask you if it was pre-shrunk or if I could wash it and you have answered my questions. You are a woman after my own heart, Sunni - I looooathe dry cleaning - or rather its chemicals - and have washed so much fabric pre-make so that I could wash it post make - and now the wool crepe is confirmed... whooppee!

    As for lining, I prewash that too and then wash the whole thing together - dresses, skirts, whatever. Whether I line in viscose, silk or cotton muslin, I always do it - no way am I going to put things that have been dry cleaned against my skin.

    ReplyDelete
  43. […] that goes along with this idea is waistband techniques. For my wool crepe Hollyburn skirts, I used a contrast piece of cotton as a waistband facing. Note: In this pattern the waistband is […]

    ReplyDelete
  44. […] dull and cold winters day. Mmmmmm…..mustard. It’s not a colour everyone likes, but, as Sunni wrote in this post, it’s something that I am drawn too (and I loved her mustard […]

    ReplyDelete
  45. These are really great silhouettes on you and in gorgeous colors! I loved the Lonsdale and keep saying I'm going to make another because I wore the first one so much. The pockets really make it, don't they?

    ReplyDelete
© A Fashionable Stitch. All rights reserved.
MINIMAL BLOGGER TEMPLATES BY pipdig