I walked downstairs after finishing this skirt this afternoon and my sister declared I looked like vintage Spring. I loved the image.

Readers, I present to you yet another Butterick 3134 skirt: (you can also use the skirt pattern from my eBook which has a very similar shape!)

 Well, kind of. I basically just used the hip part of the pattern- the
top I drafted and the bottom of the side seam of the pattern I folded toward the center
seam to make it less full. 🙂

 (Yes, heels on the woodpile. Life is thrilling. 😉

A friend gave me this gray-green denim twill. It is really durable. And I ran out of time to iron the skirt before the sun fell too much to take pictures. 🙂

The skirt is suuuuper plain on purpose, except for a few reverse applique leaves falling down the side. 🙂

 I love the effect. 

 A few even trickle down the back right hem.

 I did a facing for a waistband this time instead of just folding over and stitching the top like I normally do. It fits much nicer and it doesn’t add any bulk like I thought it would. 🙂 If you’d like to know how to do these techniques, here is a tutorial.

 Here’s a close-up of the reverse applique. I used a paper template and my free motion foot to do the stitching. It was really fun and easy, just a little teensy bit time consuming. 🙂 So worth it though.

 Have you ever done reverse applique on a skirt? Enjoying your January? Ever stood in kitten heels on top of a pile of firewood? 😉

Have a great weekend!!

21 thoughts on “|~ The Vintage Spring Skirt”

  1. You are awesome. 🙂 And because you so highly recommended that pattern I bought it. I can't wait to try it now. Great looking skirt, I LOVE reverse appliqué but haven't ever done it on a skirt. I shall have to try!

  2. Love the reverse applique! Would love to see photos of how you did the facing! email me 🙂 Miss you so much!
    Love, Katie

  3. Very cute skirt! I love that it's so long! I'm very interested in how you did the waistband on your skirt; do post pictures, please! I'd also like to see how you did the reverse applique. I've just started sewing recently and am interested in learning as many tricks and techniques as I can. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Tulip
    P.S. No I have never stood in kitten heels on top of a woodpile before. Might try that sometime. LOL

  4. Love the simpleness of the skirt, and just the right of pzazz the leaves create because the effect is simple but elegant.

    Yes pictures for the waistband, or even reverse applique,

    and are you saying you narrowed the flare at the end, and what did you do to the top?

    Do you have another staple besides this butterick, and if so, whats the number?

    Thx,
    Emily

  5. Olivia, I don't think I've ever commented here before but I check your blog pretty regularly. I'm almost old enough to be your grandmother, lol, but I bought that skirt pattern because you had posted about it several times. So far, I've only made one skirt from it, which is a favourite. I have plans to make more from that pattern! I love all your creative variations.

    You did a lovely job on your reverse applique skirt. Wow! And you look gorgeous, as always!

  6. Stunning reverse applique! I've come across your great blog in the past, but I don't think I've ever commented here before, either:)

    You are a truly talented and inspiring seamstress, Olivia, and I'm now following to keep in touch.

    And standing in kitten heels on top of a pile of firewood? Yes. It's an epic experience;)

  7. Gorgeous! I too sew and would love to know how you did the waistband. Heels on a pile of firewood? Yep done it haha I've also climbed trees, drove 4 wheelers, worked in a garden, jumped out of hay lofts etc;) exillerating experiences!

  8. Love this! Love that you didn't break an ankle, and that you have a sister to tell you that you look like "vintage spring". I'm the oldest with 5 brothers following me.

  9. Wow, I LOVE that skirt!
    And no, I've NEVER tried standing on a pile of fire wood in kitten heels,
    that's something I'm not about to try!

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