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Monday, April 23, 2012

Skirt - Burda 07/2008 - 113


I have made this skirt before so it was a quick and easy make - no tracing and very little fitting although I did modify the pattern a little.  I left off the pockets and topstitching in my busy fabric, added a centre back seam and moved the zipper to the back which makes it easier to fit or alter, plus I sometimes find that zips don't want to follow my, erm lets say curvy, hips.

I used a border print cotton and had to do a bit of fiddling as the side seams on this skirt are not quite straight at the bottom.


I didn't have any thread on hand to match the fuschia colour at the hem so I decided to make a feature of it and use 3 rows of black and ivory thread to pick up the colours in the print.



 I love the colours in this skirt and a now on the hunt for some co-ordinating fabric for tops.  I find in the summer that I can get about 3 wears out of a skirt and only 1 out of a top so a ratio of 3 tops to 1 skirt works well.  (That's not to say I manage to achieve this ever, but it's a nice idea in theory).






29 comments:

readythreadsew said...

This has been on my "maybe make" list forever - it's now jumped to the "must make" list.

Rachel said...

That is really pretty. I love that fabric and your shoes are great!!

T. Sedai said...

Cute! Love the pretty fabric.

Lori said...

Super cute skirt.

Coco said...

Good-looking skirt...and your thread treatment in the hem is so clever. Noted!

velosewer said...

Great fabric. You've done well with this. The colours are lovely.

MAD14kt said...

Prefect selection!!!

Irene said...

Wonderful skirt! I love your idea of 3 tops to 1 skirt - makes perfect sense. (Guess I'd better start sewing tops, if I'm to follow your sage advice.)

janessewandtell said...

Lovely skirt, looks simple, stylish and comfortable

Karin said...

Fantastic fabric! Great fit too. A very sophisticated summer look.

House of Pinheiro said...

very cute

Linda said...

Great looking skirt

Vicki said...

Cute! Good luck with the search for matching fabrics :)

Gail said...

Fantastic use of fabric that would easy to abuse! Love it.

Amanda S. said...

Great little summer skirt!

ElleC said...

Great skirt and a brilliant idea for the top stitching, I will file that one away for future use.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

agree wil all, cute skirt and I am going to use that topstitch idea.

Monika Magdalena said...

Lovely skirt

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great skirt! And I love the three rows of stitching at the bottom of the skirt. I will remember that!

coffeeaddict said...

gorgeous skirt and I love the stich detail :-) I also agree with your 1:3 ration but I never achieve it either.

Nancy K said...

Fabulous skirt. I love the fabric.

meli88a said...

What a great skirt. I would never have thought to use a border print in that way. The placement is fantastic.

MySummerTouch said...

This skirt I wanted to make since 2009. I like very much your version of it! Does it have any lining?

themateriallady said...

I agree with everything wonderful that has been said - it's great.

Goodbye Valentino said...

What a great skirt and clever use of thread!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So cute! The hem treatment is quite clever, I'm going to have to file that away.

Lisa said...

This skirt is also on my "must do list" I love your pattern placement and hem treatment.

Marjorie said...

Today is really the first time I have looked at your blog and I cannot believe how many garments you have sewn in such a short time and that most of the Burda garments are ones that I have made or are my favourites waiting to materialize from my stash. I love your work, choice of patterns and of course your beautiful fabrics. I am sure I will be following your blog with great interest from this day forward.

Clio said...

Ooh! What a great use of a fun fabric! And the fit is beautiful (as always).