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Saturday, May 23, 2009

BWOF 04/2009 - 101 Skirt Finished

Amanda was right - this is a great pattern although I can't quite put my finger on why as it's actually a very simple design.  I think it has just the right amount of flare, plus all those section seams make it easy to finetune the fit.

I made this in a khaki cotton twill and added the topstitching, but omitted the patch pockets so mine is a hybrid of views A & B.  I also added a centre back seam and moved the zip from the side to the back - just my personal preference, I think they hang better and are easier to fit.  I added the recommended hem allowance but found the skirt to be shorter than I would normally wear so ended up having a small hem, just something to watch out for if you have long legs as I definitely don't!

It should be a very simple skirt, but I found the front facing directions a bit confusing, I'm not sure if I did it right, although it looks OK.  

I ended up with the centre front panel facing being stitched down so I had to do the same with the side fronts and attach them at the panel seams.  Here are views of the inside, probably easier to show than to explain.


22 comments:

JoanneM said...

It's so cute! I have this one cut out in pink linen. Buttons are great-every review is so encouraging! Great job.

Adelaide B said...

This skirt is super cute! I love the color.

Amanda S. said...

Very cute! I'm definitely making this in a cotton twill as well.

Christina said...

Cute skirt. I have a similar skirt that I've just worn to death. I probably should replace it..!

Sew4Fun said...

Great skirt! Sometimes it's the simple patterns that make the biggest impact. We should all sew more basics. :)

Sarah said...

Your skirt is lovely! I made this in needlecord and it fits okay, but the zip on the side is a little obvious on mine. I wish I'd thought of putting it on the back!

Oasis said...

I love your skirt

Claire S. said...

Cute skirt - I'm just starting mine this morning. I saw that someone had put the zipper in the front in the facing/side panel seam. I'm thinking about trying that.

Linda said...

I really like this skirt more and more with each review I see of it. It looks very nice on you.

gwensews said...

Great skirt. It's very becomming on you.

Lisette M said...

Your skirt turned out great! I'm almost done with mine, sick kids and now a sick me,have prevented me from finishing it, but I did find the facings construction pretty confusing.

Cindy said...

love it. finding the right flare is always key! (i am a skirtholic and think of these things...!)

Rachel said...

This skirt is definitely on my todo list. It is so cute on you.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a cute skirt and I like how you made it your own!

Tany said...

It looks fabulous, both outside and inside!! Well done!

Vicki said...

Love the look of the pattern. Your looks really good with those buttons. If I ever get around to sewing it, I was thinking of putting the zip in one of the 2 back seams (on the side). I have another Burda skirt that has the zip there.

Robyn said...

I love the look of that skirt. It seems like it would look flattering on pear shapes -- in other words, slight thigh bulges. Do you think? I'm always looking for a so-called straight skirts that have a little forgiveness in the saddlebag region.

Gail said...

Great skirt and a flattering look for you. Your Hong Kong seams are very well done.

Summerset said...

Super cute and super flattering! This one has been on my list, but I think I'll move it up after seeing yours. Just perfect.

j.kaori said...

Great-looking skirt and so nicely made!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

great skirt, looks nice on you!

Katharine in Brussels said...

Wow, a skirt that every girl would love to have in her closet! Speaking of closet, look at those hanger loops. Très professionelle. You look smashing! You're going to get a lot of wear out of this. Very interesting that the skirt seems to hang better with a CB zip, I'm also a fan of making (creating in some cases) a CB zip for fitting. Never thought of the hang factor, just fitting and later alterations. Great, there's more to love about a centred zip!