Tuesday 24 June 2008

BWOF 2008/06 - 121A Skirt

I finally finished the zebra print silk skirt.  Actually this fabric was the end of the bolt and was so cheap it must be a poly.  But who cares, it feels great!

This is a very simple pattern, 2 pieces plus a bias strip to finish the back waistband and make the ties.  The pattern recommends lightweight flowing skirt fabrics and the short version in the magazine is made from chiffon.  Personally I think with the pleats in the front you don't want to use something too floaty and lightweight unless you have an extremely flat stomach!  I wouldn't go any lighter than this "silk" and even then I put quite a deep hem on it to help it hang better.

Otherwise the only change I made from the pattern was to leave off the eyelets - instead I cut the tie into two pieces and sewed them to the underside of the front pleat.  I didn't have any eyelets or the tool to attach them and was a bit reluctant to make holes in my fabric after making the skirt, even if it is just a poly!  Pleat detail;

The skirt has a side zipper and I used an invisible zip.  for some reason it really bent outwards so I had to leave the partially completed skirt under a pile of books for a few days to straighten it out.  Not very technical, but it worked!

The print is actually cream and brown so I probably won't wear it with a black top but it was sunny before I left for work this morning so I threw on the skirt and grabbed a few photos. 


  1. The skirt is fabulous and I really love your interpretation! Well done!

  2. Beautiful skirt! I love the black and white!

  3. Love the skirt and LOVE that print. This skirt in on my list, but maybe now it has been bumped up!

    Thanks for the review!

  4. I love your fabric choice - very fun skirt.

  5. Great skirt, the fabric is perfect for that style!