(* I really appreciated all the comments thank you, I have worn it and am quite happy with it, it's just not the dress it was supposed to be. Like JT commented I too wonder if it is a grading issue and maybe the original designer sample they start from is fine, so if you take a small size (I usually go with a 12) you might be OK. In any case this is definitely one to muslin before anyone cuts into their lovely silks. If it works for you, please let me know!)
I had some reservations about this skirt, it is one of those Burda patterns that isn't much more than a rectangle and they are often disasters, but I figured at least it would be a quick disaster!
This is a faux wrap skirt - the wrap is actually just a deep fold in the front. The back is a normal darted pencil skirt pattern piece and the front is just a very wide plain skirt front. The original pattern has two layers which makes me think you could make it reversible if you can figure out something clever with the ties. However it does need a press stud or hook and eye otherwise there really isn't anything to stop the fold from sliding down.
I just used a single layer of fabric and added facings to the waistband and I left the side seam pockets off. I've also just noticed that my ties are on the wrong side, don't know what happened there. Well, I do - Burda instructions.
Given how simple it is, it turned out alright, I'm not crazy about it and I think it will benefit from being washed a few more times to soften up the fabric a bit, but I think it will be great for pool/beach wear when you just want something simple to take you from the hotel breakfast to your sunbed and from the sunbed to the bar. For now that's just a dream, but thanks to Google translate, this description from Burda Russia cheered me up no end.