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Saturday, 21 April 2018

BurdaStyle 01/2018 - 121 Skirt

I completely overlooked this skirt (121) in the January 2018 issue of BurdaStyle, the magazine photo is completely uninspiring, although now that I have made it I can see that it would make a nice winter skirt - oh well, next year!

http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/winter-skirt-012018



It was only when browsing through my instagram feed that I came across a gorgeous skirt by Lone Star Couture - you can see it on her blog here -http://lonestarcouture.blogspot.hk/2018/03/my-easter-confection.html.  I didn't recognise the skirt pattern at all and had to go and dig out my magazine.

What I love about this pattern is that it has a full front, with the pleats stitched down to control the fullness at the waist and a plain aline back.  Now I know this isn't really groundbreaking, but I haven't come across it before.  Full skirts can be a bit...too full on my hips, although I love the look so this seems like a perfect solution.



Construction is very straightforward although I did get a bit confused putting in the pockets.  They are shaped so they go right up to the waist seam which is good as it keeps them in place.  I'm not sure I set them in the correct way.  Still, they work and look OK so that will do.  I'll see how much I use the pockets.  I know some people go mad for pockets and I admit they are good for posing in, but I don't think I'd ever put anything in them.  Without the pockets this will be even quicker and easier to sew and I can see a few of these in my summer wardrobe this year.  


So, don't be put off by Burda's magazine photo or the description of a winter skirt - this is a great basic pattern that will work in a variety of fabrics.

I'm wearing it here with Style Arc Madeleine ponte top






13 comments:

  1. It is amazing how often Burda photos put you off and it takes what someone else has done with it to make you look again at a pattern, as you have done here. Thanks.

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  2. Lovely fabric, the scale of the pattern is perfect for this skirt! The Burda picture makes the skirt look so voluminous, I would never have recognised this as the same pattern. Beautiful outfit!

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  3. The Burda pic doesn’t show off the pleats at all. I wouldn’t have guessed it was the same pattern. Looks like a very pretty and wearable skirt!

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  4. This iussue is just available in Australia and I overlooked this skirt too! The blazer in the photo was way more interesting! But I didn't know it's pleated at front and A line at the back. That's nice. Your version looks sophisticated and shows off the print so well. Also, hooray for self timers!

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  5. Nice skirt! I do like how the stitched down pleats control the fullness as well. I also wish Burda had more descriptive photos, but then I guess, it wouldn't be Burda. I usually flip through the instruction pages in a new issue too, and more than once have spotted something otherwise overlooked.

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  6. Lovely skirt! The fabric is perfect.

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  7. The style looks so great in that fabric!

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  8. I love this! Such a great use of the fabric. And it is nice to have that combination of pleats and A-line to get a good mix of volume.

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  9. WOW ... Lovely as always ... FIESTA!!!! :)

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  10. So vibrant color! And it's good for you, cute skirt!

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  11. I love your fabric. The skirt looks so beautiful on you.

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  12. I LOVE IT! I was reviewing the 2018 issues and wondered why this suddenly jumped out at me. I bet it's because I'd sen yours! :) It would be perfect in the cotton pique I picked up at Metro Textiles!!

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  13. Beautiful skirt and the fabric is gorgeous.

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