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Denim Skirts and Dresses: RTW Inspiration

Sew these denim looks using Seamwork patterns.

Posted in: Style & Wardrobe, Patterns • April 17, 2024

We all think of jeans when we think denim. But, it’s also a classic choice for structured dresses and skirts.

I found a bunch of inspiring denim pieces on Pinterest, and I think you could get a similar look with some Seamwork patterns.

Denim has a lot of body so it works well with really fitted, tailored shapes. For a looser or drapey fit, go with chambray.

Here are some of the denim garments I found, and I paired them with Seamwork patterns that will give you a similar look

This dress nips at the waist and is perfect for lightweight denim or chambray. Sew this look with the Veronica dress pattern.

This dress has a vintage vibe, and you can get the button-up look with the Penny pattern.

You can play with different tiers on a denim skirt. Choose a medium-weight denim for a strong silhouette and a chambray for something a little breezier. The Patsy skirt is a good template.

This denim skirt has princess seams, which are great for showing off contrasting topstitching. The Sawyer skirt also features princess seams, and you could omit the buttons and swap them for a zipper.

This denim dress also features princess seams and is cinched slightly above the waist. The Emma dress is a good starting point. Emma laces up in the back, but you could rotate buttons to the front to copy this look.

Denim is stable enough to give a strong V-neckline, and it looks great buttoned-up at the front. The Killian dress will give you a similar silhouette.

Denim goes with everything so it layers really well in spring. I could see some of these dresses over a white or colorful T-shirt or long-sleeved knit top.

Which of these denim looks would you wear the most? Have you sewn anything with denim lately? Comment and let me know!

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