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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

BurdaStyle 05/2012 - 119 Skirt

Some more scrapbusting sewing to use up this piece of embroidered cotton.  I chose this pleated skirt from Burda 05/2012 - 119, it's a pretty basic skirt and very easy to make, but has some nice details.

One thing I really liked about it is that the back is just a darted a-line shape, sometimes I find full skirts, especially in a lightweight fabric, too tutu like on my body - this is a perfect compromise.


I modified it slightly by omitting the fly front, cutting the front on the fold and putting an invisible zip in the centre back (the skirt already has a centre back seam, but I needed to add one in the back waistband).  It just seemed a lot of effort to put in a fly front when it wouldn't show in this fabric at all.  If I make this again in a solid though I'll put it in.




I like the shaped waistband, although it's hard to see the seamlines in this fabric.


I didn't have enough fabric to match the back seam, it's not ideal, but I can live with it.


The cotton is quite thin so I added a red china silk lining - also from scraps which is why it is quite a bit shorter than the skirt, but long enough to do the job.



Close up of the pocket



I'm wearing it here with a tucked in RTW cotton shirt, I need to make a couple more lightweight tops for tucking in, the beauty of black and white is almost any colour will work.













19 comments:

Sigrid said...

Lovely fabric and great on you. I love the idea of a more A-line shaped back of this skirt.

Clio said...

Oh what fun! There's something about embroidered cotton that is so dang summery, is there? Love the red lining.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

I agree with above, the fabric is so nice for summer and I like a print skirt that will go with any color. Very pretty.

pdiddly said...

Really pretty skirt

Mrs. Smith said...

Absolutely love it! And it looks GREAT on you!

anaalbimoreno said...

La tela es muy original y el resultado muy bonito.

Faye Lewis said...

Love it!, the print is gorgeous Allison.

Tesla said...

Really pretty! love the shape!

velosewer said...

Another pretty piece and shape.

sandysewin said...

Oh, that is adorable. The fabric is amazing! That shape looks just right on you. :-)

Kristy said...

Lovely skirt. I made this in a printed fabric too so I put piping around the waistband and pockets so they would stand out

Diana said...

Very pretty skirt. love the red lining.

Amanda S. said...

I like it!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love your fabric choice, it really makes the skirt unique!

Gail said...

Its a good feeling to use up the small pieces of fabric that just hang around in the cupboard. The black and white look is very stylish.

Merche Martinez said...

This skirt is so pretty! Must check the pattern. I agree with the tucked in tops. As it is, almost all my skirts and trousers, even the shorts I own sit exactly on the waist and I also need some tops that I can tuck in! Let me know what patterns do you find for those! :D

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I totally passed over this skirt in the magazine because the fly just makes it look bulky. Thanks so much for pointing it out! This is so cute, and I agree that having the back flat is such a good idea. Super cute!

MommaBlackSheep said...

Totally agree w/Slapdash! This is a great fabric/pattern partnership, and the "unfull" back is perfect.
Great job - you are a prolific wonder!

senaSews said...

Nice skirt and a great wardrobe staple for summer.