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Thursday, 7 March 2013

BurdaStyle 02/2006 - 114 Denim Skirt

I decided my wardrobe was missing a denim skirt, specifically a denim pencil skirt.  I feel that denim needs topstitching and therefore seams so I dug around through previously made patterns till I found this one from 2006.  it has a few variations none of which exactly match mine - this is the closest, I just left off the front pockets.



My denim has a bit of stretch to it and the topstitching is a silver-grey rayon thread just because I happened to have it on hand and it stood out well against the denim, I hope it will be strong enough.  



Other than switching threads on my sewing machine this is like most pencil skirts, a simple sew.



I finished the inside of the waistband and also the pocket linings with a printed cotton fabric to reduce bulk in those areas.



I think the fabric will benefit from a few more washes to soften it up a bit, it's a bit stiff and prone to wrinkling at the moment.  Nevertheless I think this is really going to fill a hole in my wardrobe, I can just pull out this neutral skirt and pretty much any top and be ready to go.

Look, real pockets, albeit rather useless ones.


The top in these pictures (not that you can see it) is the popular gathered raglan sleeve t shirt from 02/2013 more to come on that next.

30 comments:

Gail said...

I'm normally a bit agnostic when it comes to denim skirts but your latest is very stylish. The top stitching...perfection!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a wonderfully stylish skirt! It's lovely!

Faye Lewis said...

Nice fit Allison!

Nothy Lane said...

Oh, I love that skirt. The lines are so simple. This one is really a keeper! Bravo!

SEWN said...

Love the grey topstitching. Great skirt!

Lori said...

What a fun denim skirt, you make the best clothes

Emily said...

Lovely - I know I have this mag somewhere ....

Vicki said...

Cute!

Evie Jones said...

You'll wonder how you ever lived without it. I made a denim pencil skirt a couple of years ago and it still gets heavy rotation and just gets better with age. This is beautiful...as always!

Lisa said...

I have been thinking of making a denim skirt too...such a great wardrobe stretcher. I love your version. THe topstitching is gorgeous!

Florencia said...

Love your new skirt! The topstitching is fantastic! You'll enjoy this skirt for many, many years.

Amanda S. said...

I love it! Burda use to be so great about making patterns that were complex and fitted. Now those seem to be few and far between. I hope they go back to it someday. This pattern is really awesome.

Nancy K said...

I like this a lot. Good pattern choice

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

very cute skirt, I like the lines and of course the pockets

Louise said...

very nice, I like the cut, and I like the grey topstitching in preference to the usual orange/yellows.

Angela said...

Looks very lovely! Beautiful top stitching!

Katharine said...

Totally love your skirt. It's been on my to-do list for 7 years :) Your topstiching is beautiful. I noticed your didn't include the CF seam, and it does look better that way. Really love the way you finished the inside, and especially the Asian fabrics used there. It's going to be a hard-working part of your wardrobe, good on you! This is Katharine, not Bruno...

T. Sedai said...

Love it! The fit and style are perfect for you. And the top stitching is fantastic! Hope you enjoy wearing it!

Levone said...

Gorgeous skirt and I love all of the top stitching.

meli88a said...

Very nice. I made this skirt when that issue first came out -- you can't go wrong with classic Burda!

Jean said...

Fun skirt! I love the thread choice for the topstitching -- makes it really cool.

themateriallady said...

Lovely skirt. Make sure you keep that pattern to hand because you are sure to want another!

crystalpleats said...

I love a good denim skirt. I would wear them all the time if I had any good ones. I need to follow your lead and sew one (or a few) up. You look great in a pencil skirt.

Stephanie said...

Very cute and a great fit!

Jhordan Kee said...

The skirt suits and fit for the shape of your body. Your not only a good designer but also a good dresser.

Cissie said...

Super cute skirt. Reminds me that I need one too!

coffeeaddict said...

as always, your level of precision and attention to detail is superb!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

What a great casual look! Gray was a lovely choice for topstitching. My recent denim dress wrinkles like crazy. I hope it eventually softens up as well.

Patty CaSandra said...

I love this skirt it fits perfectly

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