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Thursday, 3 October 2013

BurdaStyle Magazine 02/2006 - 113 / 114 Skirt

This is the 3rd time I have made this seamed pencil skirt, this time since it was in a khaki fabric I added the little, somewhat useless, but functional in theory, pocket at the hem.  (My husband looked at the finished skirt while it was on my cutting table and asked me where I was going to put the pocket.  Er, there.)

This version is actually a hybrid of pattern 02/2006 - 113 and 114 seen below though I can't recall which is which now.  I used the small, low pocket with the plain hemband.  I also left off the waistband and just drafted a facing by placing the finished fronts and backs onto fabric and cutting curved bands to fit.  The back is very plain with a centre back seam and invisible zip.  My pockets are lined with some scraps of silk.












I don't know why I didn't already have a khaki skirt in my wardrobe, I love it, so easy to wear, in fact I wore it on 2 days during the trip.

First waiting outside our hotel, which was about 3ks outside the city, for a cab to take us into Florence. these are the practical shots where you really get to see how the skirt looks.


In Florence outside a random giant door.  You probably can't see but I was feeling very pleased with myself here for finding a copy of La Mia Boutique at a news stand, it was the September issue and came with a free issue from November 2011.  I snapped it up and carried it around sightseeing the entire day.  Of course it turns out you can buy the magazine pretty much anywhere, I was able to get October's later in the trip too although I was a bit smarter and didn't buy it first thing in the morning.



My well travelled magazines! I'm a bit embarrassed to say that this was my only sewing purchase on the trip, sorry fabric fans!

I also wore the skirt on a half day trip to Pisa.  It seems I have gone from a person who did not understand the point of pockets, other than in coats, to not being able to keep my hands out of them.

You can't see the skirt here, but I thought I would include the obligatory leaning tower shot for fun!



26 comments:

Katharine said...

Allison, I love this skirt! You look great on your Italian getaway. Khaki does make it such a great basic. Oh I think I see hoz you blended those skirt patterns: was it using the narrower hem band without buttons from the double pocket number?
Oh and hilarious Pisa photo. Did your DH do one too? Speaking of husbands, this is Katharine and not her husband :)

Merche Martinez said...

What a great skirt pattern! I like the lines so much! Oh, and what a wonderful trip too! I also have that shot with the Pisa tower...A mandatory one! ha,ha!

rachel said...

I really love this skirt! you look fantastic in it and you've inspired me to make something similar. Brilliant, thank you. Also enjoying the holiday pics, glad you had fun!

Julita García said...

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beurreblanc said...

Wonderful skirt! I can so relate to buying sewing magazines and carrying them around all day in exotic locations. Hello Patrones and Tarragona!
-Sewingelle

Vicki said...

What a great little skirt. Love the travel photos too.

Kathi G said...

I love this skirt. I fell in love with your last version and tried to find a copy of this issue sadly to no avail. Today I scored a copy on Ebay. Thanks for this post. Your skirt is beautiful and so professional looking. I can't wait to make one.
Italy looks wonderful.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Perfect travel wardrobe item. And great vacation pics

T. Sedai said...

Cute! Love the little pocket on the side. Your trip looks fantastic. And pattern magazines are a totally worthwhile vacation sewing purchase!

Tia Dia said...

Love the details on this skirt. Just love it! That cute little pocket is the perfect detail. You look like you're having a great vacation!

Gail said...

I love the handy pocket on this skirt - I have this image of Marg Bouvier's sisters using it to store their fags!! Have been drooling over fabric stores in Rome and Florence.

Faye Lewis said...

Great skirt. Love the pocket detailing.

Amanda S. said...

I love it! This was when Burda was really turning out quality patterns with fitted shapes and interesting designs.

Kristy said...

Love your holiday photos. A khaki skirt (or two) in the wardrobe is indispensable, they really are a great neutral especially one with great lines like this

themateriallady said...

That looks wonderful - a very versatile and useful skirt. Enjoy it!

Levone said...

Cute skirt! Great pictures!

Clio said...

You look so stylish trekking around Firenze in your skirt! Love the pocket!

a little sewing said...

the perfect skirt and great travel photos!

Kyle said...

Adorbs! and the pix are SO cute!

Calico Stretch said...

Alison welcome home and what an amazing trip you have had. I love Tuscany and was feeling the nostalgia looking through your travel pics.

And you scored some sewing mags. Go Girl!!! I hope you had them when you were ill so you could flick through them in more detail without feeling like you were missing holidaying time.

Anyway, fab travel wardrobe (clever girl you are) and fab holiday. :)

Sue said...

I have a RTW khaki skirt I love for its versatility. Seeing your great skirt makes me think I must make another one to replace it (eventually).

Adél said...

Absolutly love it!!!Great job.:)

Jane M said...

Love the practicality and style of your skirt...and your pics are a delight, too.

Margi Reed said...

Love Mia Mag, and the skirt! Did you lengthen or shorten it? I've been wanting to make that and was curious. Thanks! Margi

Linda said...

Love this skirt! Great detailing on your part. I am going to search through some of my back copies to see if I can find this pattern. I have some fabric that work sew up well for this style.

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