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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

BurdaStyle 01/2016 - 106 Maxi Skirt

Thanks everyone for the comments on my faux wrap dress, I definitely want to make that one up again.

I had this lovely lightweight cotton, again purchased in China, in a sort of mosaic / bohemian print that I really wanted to use to make a floaty maxi skirt.


It took a while to find the right pattern - this maxi skirt is hidden in the January 2016 issue (I associate maxi skirts with summer, but maybe that's just me) and was made up in a rather dull / odd colour blocked jersey.

http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/maxi-skirt-with-yokes-012016


However the pattern lines were exactly what I wanted, fitted yoke with lots of drape below - actually it reminded me of the Sewaholic Gabriola skirt pattern which would certainly have better directions than Burda if you needed them.  That said this is an easy skirt to put together.  I did take a bit of width out of the bottom of the side panels so that I could fit them onto my fabric and it's still plenty full enough.








Of course in this print, you can't really see the yoke seams at all except close up, but they do give the skirt a nice shape.  You can see one of the side panels here.



 I just about had enough offcuts left over to squeeze out a tank top.  This one is from the April 2015 issue, those side pieces make it great for using up odd shaped offcuts of fabric, you could even use contrasting material.



The neckline was extremely low so I raised that and lengthened it so I could tuck it in easily if needed.  I completely messed up the neckline and mine is more of a scoop than a v, oh well.


Again in this print you can't really appreciate the details, but the little shoulder tuck is a nice touch.








11 comments:

Dilliander said...

What a lovely outfit Alison! Both patterns look lovely in this print and will be great for summer.

Valerie said...

Looks like you have a nice faux maxi dress for summer. Love the material.

Gail said...

I love this idea. Personally while I like maxi dresses, I've never found one that flatters. A matching skirt and top is much more versatile.

Summer Flies said...

I love this outfit. That fabric is really perfect. I didn't miss that skirt, immediately thinking the same thing - very similar the Sewaholic's skirt and I don't want to pay that price for the Sewaholic one. Now I may get it again from the library. You always make some beautiful things.

Irene said...

Love the fabric! And what a wonderful outfit. Top and skirt are so much more versatile than a dress.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love your fabric choice and it was great that you got a second piece from the fabric. Though I kept reading and scrolling waiting for the big reveal... Please share a pic of you in this because you must look awesome in it!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous and love the lines of that maxi skirt very much. Great idea to make the top as well. Like Carolyn I would love to see you wearing this.

Sue said...

Gorgeous fabric choice and I love both pieces.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I like the drape of that maxi skirt.

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