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DIY Denim on Denim

DIY Denim on Denim

Since I began my sewing journey I resisted making anything with denim, mainly because I’m a huge denim snob.  When it comes to my denim, I enjoy a soft, premium thicker fabric with a bit of stretch for comfort purposes.  After countless attempts at tracking down a denim that would be perfect for this top-stitched dress, I landed on this dark blue/black Ralph Lauren stretch denim at moodfabrics.com.  Its two-way stretch provides just enough stretch for comfort and the stability you want in a denim.  It sews, cuts and irons beautifully and it’s extremely easy to manipulate.


The pattern I used for this dress was the bodice to McCalls M5927 view B with the following alterations:

-Added a seam to the bodice front

-Faced the bodice of the dress

-Added a 1″ band separating the bodice to the skirt

-Added a pencil skirt using this self-drafted pattern (added a seam to the front and back of the skirt)

-Added a 22″ back zipper

-Added an 8″ band at the bottom of the dress

-Added a 7.5″ slit

-Topstitched all seams and around the arms

The waist bag was made using my free clutch tutorial with the following alterations:

-Added 3 suede belt loops to the back

-Added a 1.5″x60″ belt with a D-ring

-Topstitch the edges of the bag and the belt

Heels-Sergio Rossi

Sunglasses-Stella McCartney



  1. V
    November 20, 2017 / 5:43 pm


  2. Itziar Te
    December 1, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    You look is awesome. I love it!!

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 3:56 am

      Thank you so much