12/2011 - 108 PDF Download
It is however designed to be cut on the bias and I've come to realise that I really don't like bias cut things on me; I find they cling and emphasise bits I'd rather disguise. I cut the pattern a bit wider at the hips since bias has some stretch which is lost when you change to straight grain. I totally forgot to consider the hem circumference and while it is OK I do need to be careful if I take big steps.
I made this twice - the first in a silky peacock print, I'm not sure what the fabric is to be honest, but it's a bit sheer so I wear a slip under this one.
The second version is made from a linen/cotton blend with brightly coloured parrots printed on a black and white leafy background. I loved working with this fabric, so easy to handle and it doesn't crease as much as pure linen.
I changed this version a bit by adding a waistband, a centre back seam (I much prefer a centre back zip than a side one to fine tune the fit) and added a small split in the centre back to make it easier to walk in. I didn't have any invisible zippers on hand so I did a centred zipper instead. I think I last did one of these about 20 years ago, but it turned out ok!
I took both skirts on a short vacation to Singapore which is where the photos below were taken. They coped with the heat and humidity brilliantly which is more than I can say for my hair!
That peacock print is to dye for! Great pattern for big prints.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous prints and the perfect skirt pattern to let them shine.ReplyDelete
Both perfect with a simple black tshirt. Great prints.ReplyDelete
Excellent match between pattern and fabrics. I love it when you use older burda style patterns. It makes me very happy I have keep my older issues!ReplyDelete
You are totally rocking the midi this summer! Love that bird fabric!ReplyDelete
The perfect travel skirt! That bird fabric super cute.ReplyDelete
So pretty! I think the peacock is my favorite - I'm always a sucker for peacocks. Looks like a comfortable skirt for summer!ReplyDelete
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