Its a fact this city girl has had to face: Denim skirts are incredibly {practical}.

 Out here in the boonies, a girl lives in denim skirts. And in the winter, {long} denim skirts.

Without pockets the durability is still there, but the functionality is diminished.

 Back pockets are {perfect} for carrying bobby pins, cell phones, and driver’s licences.

While front pockets serve as hand-warmers, pocket-knife holders, change collectors, and rock-presents-from-brothers keeping spots.

Fabric? Jo-Ann’s on sale last month.
Pattern? Good ol’ Butterick 3134. Pockets I drafted.
Comfortable? Oh yes.
Stylish? Usually. Except when the neighbor’s dog gets you covered in mud.

13 thoughts on “|~ Long Denim Skirt”

  1. Erika,
    I used the pattern pieces as directed (or as I remember them, I've only read them once). I did make it 4" longer than I normally do and I made my own waistband piece and pocket pieces.
    …that was clear as mud. Does it answer your question? πŸ˜‰

  2. I was wondering do you wear any kind of slip or panaloons under your skirts? I have some dresses I made and it is just cold to wear them now that it is winter. Insead I wear my tunics over jeans. I know a girl in Houston who made a knit slip to wear under her skirts, as well as leggings. This skirt is really cute. The job on the front is really cute. Can you show how you made the front pockets? The back ones I think will be fairly easy to make, though the front ones look very challenging.
    Thanks Teretta

  3. Teretta,
    This particular denim skirt is warm enough that I'm quite comfortable wearing it without any leggings, although if I go outside I do.
    My sisters and I wear knit leggings we bought at Wal-Mart under our skirts in the winter. We have ankle length and calf length ones and we love them both. We're not very fond of slips- they seem to limit our mobility and are rather fussy with young siblings in the house.

    I'm working on a tutorial for the pockets currently. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can share it. :)For me, sewing the front pockets was less of a challenge than getting the back pockets in the right spot. πŸ™‚


  4. So cute! I want to go out and buy the pattern and try this! "I've only read them once" love that! What are pattern directions for anyway… I never/hardly use them anyway πŸ˜€ I enjoy reading your blog…..
    In Him, Julia

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