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Monday, March 7, 2011

Burda Style 02/2011-103 Skirt

The recent delay in postings chez AC Gallery has been due to having my parents staying for a week which meant the sewing room had to be temporarily dismantled and turned into a bedroom. While I am sad they have left, I am happy to have my sewing room again - there is nothing like a period of enforced non-sewing to get the mojo back!

So at last here is the finished BurdaStyle 02/2011-103 skirt, a pencil skirt with a godet and unusual darts in the back.

The only change I made to the pattern was to fold the waistband pieces in half as they were very deep on an already high waisted skirt. As I mentioned before my fabric only had a limited amount of stretch and I am glad I cut wide side seam allowances as I needed them and you can see there are still a few wrinkles so I could have done with a bit more room. Or better still a bit less hip!

Like most pencil skirts, this is a pretty versatile wardrobe piece and the brown pinstripe fabric should work with lots of existing pieces in my closet.

Here it is with a Hot Patterns sunshine top that is in great need of an iron!

And here with an oldie - a shortened version of Burda 04/2008-107


Since all the detail is in the back I've tried to lighten this photo so you can sort of see them. (Take no notice of my photoshoot assistant.)

21 comments:

coffeeaddict said...

You look stunning!! Wow, that skirt fits you like a glove. And the detail in the back isn't too bulky. When I first saw the pattern, I was afraid to make this skirt for fear of the godet piece looking akward, but I see it's dang cute. And so is your styling/photography assistant ;-)

Sophia said...

The skirt is beautiful. You're right, it's really going to be versatile. Don't you just love sewing projects like that? :)

Also, I love your sewing assistant, I have a couple, too. One actually comes running when she hears the camera turn on :)

Lori said...

Beautiful skirt, you will really enjoy wearing it with many different tops.

Irene said...

That's a wonderful skirt! I love the back.

Jane said...

Very nice skirt and it looks great on you.

Cennetta said...

I'm glad to finally see your beautiful skirt. This one is on my list too. Both outfits are great. Especially, the tan top.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

very sharp!

Erica B. said...

Great skirt! It's a twist on a basic pencil skirt!

Audrey said...

This skirt is a great style for you. It looks fantanstic!

Angela said...

Very cute! I love how it works so well with other pieces in your wardrobe. I have this in my queue in a red stretch tropical wool... not sure how it'll work with other pieces in my wardrobe though. :)

Vicki said...

Love it! The X is low enough to not "mark the spot" as someone thought it may. Think I need to get some of my stretchy strip fabric out and have a go :)

Rosy said...

Great! That skirt is having a lot of acceptance among the seamstresses and that it is very original on the back. Yours skirts look wonderful on you.

Handmade said...

yes, you do look stunning - that skirt is the perfect silhouette for your body shape. Great work!

Sue said...

Love, love,love your skirt! Loved it in the mag, now I am convinced I have to make it!

mezzocouture said...

Wow, Allison! This skirt is a stunner. It caught my eye, too, and seeing yours made up confirms my intention to add it to my closet. Love how it looks in the stripes.

amber said...

That skirt fits you like a glove! Beautiful!

Summerset said...

Great skirt and it fits beautifully!

Leslie V said...

Wow!! I love that skirt, especially in the pinstripe...too sharp!! Very classy look!

Gail said...

I love the skirt. My number one fashion theory is that you cant go wrong with black below the waist. I love the burda coat too. I must make a jacket version too. Much as I love the dress/coat I made from this pattern it is not as versatile as a short coat.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like how this works so well with other pieces in your wardrobe.

Kim Hood said...

Love the detail on the back - pencil skirts can be a bit 'blugh' but that lifts it. May have to do one myself!