Friday, February 6, 2015

Linen-y Hollyburn

Digging my way through my pattern stash: here's Hollyburn!

You might have seen a sneak peek of her paired with my Muse Patterns Jenna cardigan earlier this week...

I've had my eye on Sewaholic's Hollyburn skirt for a while now, figuring it had the potential to be a wardrobe staple for me.

However, now that I've made it, I'm just not sure it's me. Or at least not in this fabric... 

The fabric is some pretty linen-y stuff I got from a vendor in Hong Kong's fabric district. Now that I see it on me, though, I think it's a bit heavy for Hollyburn. Boo. I feel like there's not enough drape, so it sticks straight out, making my hips look even bigger than usual...

I think if I were to make Hollyburn again, I would use an invisible zip. Not loving how visible and distracting the zip is here: 

I dunno... maybe I'm being too judge-y about the Hollyburn. I'm definitely going to wear it and wash it a couple times in the hopes that a) the fabric softens up and b) the skirt grows on me. 

Have you made Hollyburn? What's a good fabric choice for this skirt, ya think?