Pattern Description: miniskirt with back flounce that extends around to the front. Faux fly, belt loops and back pockets plus front welt pockets..
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes, minus my additions of CF and CB seams
Were the instructions easy to follow?I didn't use them. Burda is very good about telling you what to do on the actual pattern pieces. For the welt pockets, I used the method Peggy Sagers describes in this video(welt demo beginning at 7:15 in the video) which I've had success with in the past. welt pocket
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?It's a great basic silhouette (more pencil) with added fun in the flounce and the denim detailing.
Fabric Used:poly cotton twill from Denver Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I lengthened the skirt by 1 inch. I saw no point in making a faux fly AND putting in a side seam zipper when you could easily just make a regular fly with the addition of a CF seam. Much simpler...
I also added a CB seam. When I made my muslin, it was pulling across my bum a bit, so I sliced the muslin from side seam to side seam through CB and spread it vertically until the wrinkles released themselves (about 1.25"). Everything was much more comfortable after that. Because the angle of the new alteration, I couldn't cut the piece on the fold, and so had to add the CB seam...no problem because it gave me another opportunity for more denim style topstitching. back pockets
I finished the hem with narrow bias tape to make the whole job of pressing on the curvy flounce simpler.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Burda has so many fun skirts, I doubt I'll get around to another of these, but I never say never if the right fabric presents itself.