Completed: Denim Rosarí Skirt

3 Jun

Told ya’s I had another Rosarí skirt up my… sleeve? Skirt? Hm.

Denim Rosari Skirt

At any rate, a Big Warm Welcome for version #3! Yay!

Denim Rosari Skirt

Denim Rosari Skirt

Considering this is the third time I’ve sewn (and posted about!) this pattern, there’s not much to say that hasn’t already been covered. This is a Rosarí skirt, size 34, and I made the version A pockets. If you haven’t already figured it out, I luuuurve this pattern ♥

I should probably point out that all the wrinkles are from a day’s worth of wearing and about 2 hours of driving. Normally I would apologize for how unkempt I look, but gah you guys this is ~the real life~. Also, I always look unkempt. I blame the humidity, but honestly, I’m just lazy enough to not want to spend a bunch of time fussing with my appearance.

Denim Rosari Skirt

Anyway, I made this version using a leftover piece of my Cone Mills Denim (from the kit I bought from Closet Case files last year). I had enough to cut either shorts or a skirt, and decided a skirt was the way to go. This fabric was perfect for the pattern because it’s structured enough to really emphasize the flare, it’s heavy enough to accommodate all those buttons without the band collapsing on itself, and it’s got just enough stretch so the waistband is SUPER DUPER comfy. YES YES Y’ALL.

Denim Rosari Skirt

Denim Rosari Skirt

I’ve been wanting to make a replacement denim skirt for some time now – just something really simple to wear when I want to be casual but need a step away from shorts. Some of the other versions I’ve made in the past have ended up a little too fussy for my current style preferences (like, I really loved my denim Kelly skirt but I am reeeeally over that style right now. And I love the Hummingbird skirt but I rarely wear it because I don’t get a great range of motion with how fitted it is down the legs. I LOVED my denim Ginger, but Current Lauren prefers something shorter. Also, lolz at that old-ass blog post, lord), so it was time to start anew! I like that the waist on this one is really high, so I can wear it with cropped tops. I like the button front, because it definitely makes it look more like a “jeans skirt” (instead of, I dunno, a skirt made out of denim). And I like how short it is. Yay for short skirts.

Oh, and in case you were wondering – I DID make that tshirt. It’s a Renfrew and I used white bamboo jersey to make it. Also lurve this tshirt pattern. Man this post is just full of favs today.

Denim Rosari Skirt

Denim Rosari Skirt

In the interest of keeping things relatively sleek and simple, I opted to use navy denim topstitching and even then only sparingly. I wanted the focus to be on the denim itself, and not the topstitching (although I guess that all flew out the window when I added those big honkin’ silver buttons haha). It’s still a jeans skirt for sure, but it’s a sleek jeans skirt. That is what I tell myself.

Denim Rosari Skirt

There is a small party on the inside, though! 😉

Denim Rosari Skirt

Denim Rosari Skirt

The pocketing is some red polka dot cotton I had in my stash. I am not entirely sure where it originated from, my guess is the flea market. I used red thread in my serger to finish the seams, rather than flat-fell them, because I like the extra splash of color 😉 You can sort of see this on the outside of the skirt, as I used the red thread also on my belt loops. Whoops. Whatever, YOLO.

Denim Rosari Skirt

For those of you who have been silently cursing my smug ass for using that professional snap setter in my other 2 skirts – rejoice! I just used a hammer to set in these jeans buttons 😉 But you can still be mad, I guess, cos I did buy the buttons in the NYC Garment District heh heh heh.

Denim Rosari Skirt

On a completely unrelated note – I received an email last week that there is a cool new sewing app in the works, and they need some help with survey responses! If you love filling out little boxes about yourself (who doesn’t?), they can sure use your input! Here is the link to the survey – Mo’Stash Survey – and also, can I get a HELL YEAH for cool new sewing apps??

Ok, that’s all for now I guess!

23 Responses to “Completed: Denim Rosarí Skirt”

  1. Kristina Cairns June 3, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    Lauren, I really like your work-up of this pattern! It looks really tight, and I don’t mean tight-fitting, but design and execution. It’s nicely fitted while not being constricting-looking. The body of the denim is so nice with this pattern. Very pretty!

    • LLADYBIRD June 5, 2016 at 11:25 am #

      Thank you so much!! The stretch in the fabric definitely helps from keeping it constricting while still nice and fitted 🙂

  2. shesewsswell June 4, 2016 at 12:07 am #

    I am living vicariously though you. The last time I completed something was pant making class. I’ve been captured by space aliens. I dreamt of along time in my sewing room on the ride home from work this evening. Sending out smoke signals and an SOS. I love this skirt and when I return to earth, I’d like to make one.

    • shesewsswell June 4, 2016 at 12:08 am #

      I mean alone time! But sewing along with you would be fine as well. 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD June 5, 2016 at 11:26 am #

      Well according to your Insta it looks like you are still having an amazing time regardless 😉 but you do need some RNR sewing time for sure!:)

  3. Beth June 4, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    how is it that we always look hotter/cooler/better/gorgeous-er in an “unkempt” state…. 🙂 Great skirt and of course when I went to check out the bamboo jersey, Mood’s sold out. any idea if they’ll get more or if anyone else carries it?

    • LLADYBIRD June 5, 2016 at 11:27 am #

      Ugh, I know, they’re basically always sold out online!! Honestly, best thing to do is call the store and order from there – they have all the colors in stock (I don’t know about ALL the time, but certainly every time I’m there when I’m in town!) and they can ship it to you. I always stock up when I’m visiting.

      • Beth June 8, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

        thanks! this is really helpful to know!

  4. Jen June 4, 2016 at 2:26 am #

    These skirts looks so great. So polished!

  5. Rosie June 4, 2016 at 2:30 am #

    Lovely skirt! And thanks for the Mo’Stash Survey shout-out, fingers crossed we can get something built soon 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD June 5, 2016 at 11:29 am #

      Fingers crossed right along there with you! I’d love to see what y’all can cook up for us sewers 😀

  6. anjage June 4, 2016 at 4:25 am #

    Awesome skirt! You are so talented!!!

  7. Jenny June 4, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    I have been putting off sewing a denim skirt because I already have a sewn one, but you’ve inspired me to go for it anyway. Nothing wrong with a “denim skirt wardrobe.” Love the snap front!

    • LLADYBIRD June 5, 2016 at 11:32 am #

      Damn straight! There is a denim piece out there for every look, I think 😉

  8. PsychicKathleen June 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Love your skirt Lauren! I’m going to share your post on fb because there is a member that this skirt would suit to a Tee just like it does you! Gorgeous. I always love to see how you’ve finished the inside – always so neat and classy 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD June 5, 2016 at 11:32 am #

      Awesome! Thank you for the share 😀

  9. Aubrey June 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

    I loved stepping back in time and looking at your old denim skirts! And I love this one on you. 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD June 5, 2016 at 11:33 am #

      Thank you, Aubrey! Old blog posts always crack me up, I love looking through them (even if they do make me cringe from time to time ;))

  10. Maddie June 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    Remember when short denim skirts from A&F were all the rage? So glad times have changed.

    Hell yes for sewing apps!


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