How’s that for a title? πŸ˜‰ I made this skirt to include in my “How To Sew Denim” eBook! It’s now available on The eBook is a step-by-step fully-pictured tutorial on how to sew one for yourself.

I drafted the wide waistband, copied the fly from a pair of jeans, learned how to do buttonholes, and  lined the pockets with fun striped fabric-  all firsts! So thankful it all worked out. πŸ™‚

 Stripes make me happy. πŸ˜€

The fabric is light weight (about 6.5oz, to be specific)  so it drapes nicely.

 The buttons (they have little eagles on them) were from my great-grandmother’s stash.

 You know those little useless pockets inside the other pockets of jeans? Well, I varied that idea and made a diagonal pocket. πŸ˜€

43 thoughts on “|~ Dark Denim Wide Waistband Skirt”

  1. Love love love! Can't wait to see if you possbile are making a pattern with all those 300 photos!! πŸ™‚ Great job Olivia! Makes me want to get back to sewing clothing again. Its been a while.

    God bless!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this skirt!! Could you make about a dozen of them for me? haha! You are QUITE the seamtress. πŸ™‚ (and yes, I always hate those tiny pockets inside the big pocket!)

  3. I hope it's a tutorial πŸ˜‰

    I found your fashion blog through pinterest… all the skirts that you have made wow me- I love to sew and want to learn to make them like that!

    1. Good. I just tried to make it by using the photos as a guide. Cue the "wha, wha, wha, whaaaa" sound for I failed spectacularly.

  4. Oooh, I certainly hope it's a pattern, because I would love to make a similar skirt! I must admit I have been admiring your skirts for several days now. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the announcement!

  5. This is a lovely skirt. You are very talented. I need to practice my sewing so that I can get that good. Looking forward to seeing what's next πŸ™‚

    I am still working on the ebook! Sorry for the suuuuuper long delay! Will let y'all know as soon as it's ready for sale! I'll leave another comment on this post since y'all are finding it via Pinterest. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for all your interest! Blessings,

  7. Hey Olivia I just started sewing and want to make a jean skirt that is modest but usable working in our garden. Can you help me I tried to get on the section of your site about sewing denounced but it says the page can’t be found πŸ˜•

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