My Denim Skirt Dilemma.

Alas, I am still working on my Sewaholic Hollyburn to Denim Skirt makeover.  I have been pinning/unpining and trying on/taking off and puzzling over/avoiding my skirt for the last three days now, trying to decide what to do.  Has there ever been so much indecision in my life!?  (I hope not!  I hope there is only indecision with minor details such as this one!)

I am very happy with my denim skirt, so far!

I have made my denim skirt with what feels like a 100% light weight cotton.  I would like to call it a chambray, unfortunately it was unlabelled, inexpensive and I bought a large amount of it not having any proof as to its content or description.  It is light weight though, therefore it would be nice if it was an A line shape (my favourite) and/or gathered would be nice too (I have gathered the back of this skirt already).

I love the topstitching I have done – front and back pockets, seams, waistband, hemming.  I love the rivets and jeans button.  I would change none of it.  (If you missed any of the steps you can see the previous posts here and here.)

Now here is my dilemma – help me out here.

As I said, I have oh too carefully thought about these back pockets (too much! for three flippin’ days, I tell you!). 

Unfortunately these pockets are going on the BACK, which is GATHERED, which means when I hold the skirt up the pockets are kind of folded and twisted and turned and don’t look their best.   My hope is that my butt is good enough to fill out the gathered skirt a bit so that the pockets lie flat?

My dilemma (minor as it may seem) is….

A.  Should I continue?  Sew the pockets on the back, put on the two rivets each, and hope for the best?  Hoping that having a body inside the skirt makes the pockets lie flat, or at least flatter?  Hoping that I can carefully rip the back pockets off if they look terrible and it has been a BAD, BAD IDEA?  Hold on, I better not put on the rivets then or I will have permanent holes in my skirt!



B.  Should I say Heck with it!  Leave the back pockets off and just stick with the simple gathered back?  Maybe I could mount and frame my precious, carefully topstitched back pockets and just hang them on the wall over my sewing machine?  Maybe I can save them and use them on a chambray top?


GIMME A HAND HERE, PLEEEASE!  I need a push to move on with this project!  (Let me know in the comments below – A or B?)

Hopefully Readers, sewing dilemmas are the only ones you have in life!  Better yet, hopefully it’s Happy Sewing out there!

Later that evening… this post was edited to include gratuitous “butt” shots!

A. with pockets
B.  without pockets

54 thoughts on “My Denim Skirt Dilemma.

  1. Leave the pockets on the skirt is my vote. The pockets on your future shirt will be awesome too.

    1. Thank you another vote for on!

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