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Friday, October 12, 2012

Burda Style 08/2012 - 112 Skirt with Godet

I love pencil skirts and have a few already traced that I could easily use, but as I mentioned clearly I just get a thrill out of testing my eyes and patience on those Burda sheets.  This pattern is a bit of a twist on a standard pencil skirt though as it has a godet inserted in a side seam for a bit of swishy-ness.  I liked the asymmetrical look too.



I made this in a wool crepe which I am going to call cranberry colour, although it looks very orange-red here.


The pattern calls for a petersham ribbon waistband, but instead I just used an interfaced strip of fabric which is lazily just plonked on top the lining I added, stitched in the ditch from the right side for a fairly bulk free finish and held closed with a hook & eye.



The pattern is unlined, apart from the godet which has a smaller lining piece - a godet stay I suppose to help the skirt keep it's shape.  I decided to add lining and just used the same pieces (remembering - hallelujah! - to flip the front pattern pieces upside down) leaving the side seam open below the godet and just handstitching those edges to the godet stay.  It would look better if the godet stay was the same length as the lining, but the lining was a bit of an afterthought.  As was this photo - excuse the wrinkles!




I feel like I am getting ahead with fall sewing possibly for the first time ever!  Despite the (for me) bright colour I think this will work with a lot of pieces and end up being a versatile fall skirt.









29 comments:

Karin said...

Pretty skirt! Red mixes so well with other colours that it is almost a neutral itself!

Judith said...

Looks very streamlined and comfy on you! And the colour is lovely...

dottiedoodle said...

Lovely skirt! I'm inspired to dig out my copy and try it, thank you.

T. Sedai said...

I love your skirt! This was one of the patterns I really liked from that magazine, and I have to say I like your version even better. It really looks fantastic. I especially love the color.

charityshopchic said...

Beautifully executed and you look great (as usual!).

Sue said...

I have eyed off this this pattern and after seeing your version I really do need to make it (when the weather cools off again here).

Stevie said...

Beautiful skirt, I always have trouble with pencil skirts looking to clingy but this drape at the side looks fabulous! x

coffeeaddict said...

Love the colour and the drape of the skirt :-) The lining is just perfect and I would have done the same as you and lined the whole skirt as well.
Great styling with the grey top and shoes!

Erica B. said...

Gorgeous skirt and I love the color.

ringadal said...

I love this skirt. I will have to make one of these for myself. Also love the jersey top. Very pretty.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

great skirt.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like how you've styled it with the different tops...it's a great skirt and no one said that basics have to be boring! *smile*

Audrey said...

I was thinking of adding some pencil skirts to my wardrobe, but hadn't looked at any patterns yet. Yours is very stylish and versatile. Love the color

Nancy K said...

It's a great skirt. I think that the color is very versatile and looks good both ways you've styled it.

joen said...

I love it with the boots! pretty color for fall.

Catherine Daze said...

Simple and stylish!

Trisha said...

Love this skirt! It looks great inside out. Plus, as a pencil skirt, you can wear it all the time, but the godet makes it extra special--win!

Amanda S. said...

Love it! The pictures in the magazine gave this no justice. I just purchased this issue on Ebay - it seems like a really good one.

velosewer said...

I love how this skirt fits into your existing collection. The shape is so flattering and the lining was so worth doing.

theperfectnose said...

Nice! Love that colour on you. It'll go awesome with nipped-in-waist type shirts as well. Good on you getting the lining perfect as well.

Alviana said...

Beautiful skirt! I love the color and pencil skirt is absolutely a must have. I also love how you style it with black top & boot. So elegant!

emadethis said...

I love the lines of this skirt, and your lining looks great. The color is really different (in a good way), but it's perfect for your coloring and I love that it's something unique. This is the second pattern from this issue that looks good--perhaps I need to start trolling around for a copy.

Evie Jones said...

I love this skirt. I love the colour...it's so versatile. Very chic.

meli88a said...

Gorgeous skirt and great color!

Katharine said...

WOW you look stunning in the black and cranberry combo in particular. Way to go with choosing this pattern, I had written it off but your interpretation is not only wearable but flattering. Well done!

Gail said...

Alison, one day we must meet. I was looking at this pattern just last night thinking it might be my new black skirt! Love your stylish, beautifully made red skirt.

tigergirl said...

It certainly does look like a versatile piece. I bet you'll get a lot of wear out of this one.

Irene said...

What a wonderful skirt!

tiburon said...

I love the skirt with that shirt!!!!!