The talkative fabric - printed stretch cotton sateen from Pattern Bee in Sham Shui Po as mentioned in my previous post here. I think it was HK$60/yard, really nice to work with.
And the crazy pattern. Yes the giant pockets do take up the whole length of the skirt! I think to make them usable you would want to add a line of stitching otherwise you will have to fish your phone or wallet out from down by your knees!
5/2017 - 108
(Edited to add : Oh!! Now I see the line drawing online it is supposed to have front pleats, this isn't obvious in the line drawing in my magazine and clearly I paid no attention to the directions either! My pockets are attached the whole way down and looking at view B in the magazine, I think I prefer my wrong way better!)
It is an easy skirt to make, the only slightly annoying part is that you finish hemming the layers partway through construction. I much prefer to do it at the end when I can properly try it on, but I think it would be a bit bulky if you try and do it altogether. You also end up with slits in the underlayer (oops, no I sewed it wrong see my edit note above!) , but how much this helps with walking in it I'm not sure. Fortunately I like the finished length although it looks better on me with heels.
Also if you follow my instagram (@allisoncsewing) you would have seen that the zip pull came right off just as I finished the skirt, so for now (and realistically probably forever) I have a ribbon pull.
Here are pictures of me wearing it - I realise I could have saved myself a bit of work and just made a plain pencil skirt, but it's fun to try new patterns and this one was really interesting to make. Still haven't used the pockets yet....!
Lovely, and the ribbon pull is a really cute detail. Fabric speaks to me too!ReplyDelete
That's some pocket!!! And glad you went with the ribbon pull. Great slim skirt and the fabric has a life of its own!ReplyDelete
That’s come out really well; the shape is beautiful. Weird about the pockets. I mean, I guess you could get something like a wine bottle or umbrella in but why would anyone want to?ReplyDelete
looks great. I'm really liking making Burda patterns these days although I will agree, on some of the trickier patterns the instructions are ?? mysterious and you just have to puzzle through on your own.ReplyDelete
Is that the 8/2018 Burda top I spy?! :)ReplyDelete
I love the skirt - the print is fantastic and those pockets are so typical of crazy Burda. But Burda manages to do crazy so well, LOL!
Thanks and I can see why your spy skills thought that, but no! I have finished the 8/18 top, but I've decided I prefer the modifications that you and Audrey made so I am going to tweak it. Then it probably will looking like this old favourite of mine which is the top of dress 8/2011-126. (I should just make it again!).Delete
I love your fabric! I remember seeing this pattern and thinking the pockets were crazy. It looks great on you.ReplyDelete
Cute skirt. It is always fun to try new patterns.ReplyDelete
I have given up reading most instructions these days...not because they are not good, more because I don't seem to have the concentration anymore. I would have missed the front pleats too.
Have fun with those pockets. They look like you could stash a whole bottle of wine in each. Probably handy to be able to pull out a bottle of wine some places :)
that is a really cute skirt and print! and yes it is fun to try something new. I was about to comment you could hide a coupla wine bottles in there, then saw that katherine h above beat me to it!!ReplyDelete
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