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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Burda Style 02/2011-103 Skirt

I have started making something! Just a skirt, but it's a start. Here is the pattern;


I am making it in a pinstripe as shown in View B in the magazine which creates an interesting effect at the back. My fabric only has a small amount of stretch and the pattern calls for a stretch fabric so I have cut wide side seam allowances and am crossing my fingers!

I thought I could get away with cutting the back pieces with the fabric doubled but it must have slipped a bit as I just could not get the lines to meet up at the centre back seam. Luckily I had enough fabric to recut a back piece and I marked the lines onto the pattern piece to use as a guide to make sure my new right back piece matched the existing left back piece. This is where not adding seam allowances to my traced patterns is very helpful. So I recommend cutting the back pieces using a single layer if you are using a stripe or plaid.



Here is the back with the invisible zipper and godet sewn in.


27 comments:

J-Mac said...

I love that you make Burda mag patterns inspires me to get in there and do them!

Katia said...

Please keep us updated on this project, it's on my list for next month actually, and I would love to know what you changed/would do differently.

Thanks!!!

Lori said...

This skirt is wonderful, great lines and your fabric is perfect.

Jali said...

It looks like this is going to be one stylish skirt in classic fabric. The pinstripes look perfect to me.

Karin said...

It's turning out just like the magazine pictures!

KID, MD said...

This one is on my list too, in a pinstripe even. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works for you.

Rachel said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! I have been wanting to see that skirt made.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh this is HOT! Love how the stripes are working!

Pin Queen said...

Hi Allison. I'm sure you will enjoy making and wearing this this skirt. I wear mine much more than I thought I would, the shape is so feminine and the pattern comes together like a dream! Can't wait to see you wearing it

BrusselsSprout_Katharine said...

Ooooooh very sexy! Carry on!

Nancy K said...

It's a French dart for the rear end! Looking good.

Angela said...

Ooo.. this one that I definitely wanted to sew when I saw that magazine. I love your pinstripe version!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This one is definitely on the list (somewhere). Yours is looking awesome!

Sewingelle said...

This is looking great. I'm very interested in how yours turns out in a not so stretchy fabric. That's what I've got too, for this pattern, (..if I ever move my current project out of the sewing room) Thanks for sharing!

Gail said...

Now that is a brave project to take on in a striped fabric! I have the line of the back and can see already that it will be very flattering.

Eugenia said...

Wow, this is shaping up really nicely - it's going to look great!

Anonymous said...

I hope when you wear this that it doesnt look like a big "x marks the spot"??

Vicki said...

Love the look of this. I am glad you are making it up.

Inkstain said...

Got to finish my this weekend! Thanks for the advance view.
Chanel No. 6

coffeeaddict said...

Gorgeous. I am looking forward to see the finished skirt. As always: fabulous fabric.

Cennetta said...

Great looking skirt. This one is on my list too. I'm very interested in your process for completing this cute skirt. The fabric that I purchased for it is woven. I'm hoping it will work for this design.

Rosy said...

That skirt is on my wish list too, but the idea of doing it with a striped fabric is absolutely great, I think I'm going to shamelessly copy it, lol.

Jacquie said...

I just love this pattern - the back is such a simple but genius feature. It looks so good in the pinstripe fabric you are using. Can't wait to see the finished version.

j.kaori said...

Looks great so far!

senaSews said...

Love that skirt. Looking forward to see it on you.

SEWN said...

Beautiful! I think using a pinstripe is inspired. Can we see it on you?

Fyi, I think you should visit London in late July. I'm just saying... :)

amber said...

Oooh, that is looking fantastic!