|Pattern Description: Knee-length flared skirt that fits smoothly over hips and waist, creating a slim line. The horn buttons and buckle, welt pockets, self-fabric belt with large carriers, and the double button rows are reminiscent of trenchcoat styling.|
Pattern Sizing: 34-42, I think I made a 38 or 40
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Typical Burda. Brief and cryptic
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? the pockets are worthless as instructed. They won't hold anything so make them deeper. I didn't and I wish I did.
Fabric Used: Dark green cotton ripstop from Fabric Mart. This fabric was on the round racks (50% off!) and cost $4 a yard. I bought 4 yards and made my husband a fishing vest and this skirt.
Used an animal print lining from Gorgeous Fabrics. Have had it for ages.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Added a lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'll sew this again when I inevitably wear this one out, but not until then. It's too distinctive to have two of them. I would recommend this to others, but not beginners.
Conclusion: This is right up my alley - classic, sort of military, goes with everything. I fell in love with this skirt the minute I saw it on Handmade by Carolyn. I had to have it. It was in an issue prior to the start of my Burda subscription so I tracked one down and a few months later found the perfect fabric at Fabric Mart.
I was slightly intimidated because, at first glance, it seems a little complicated, especially given the brevity of Burda instructions, but I soldiered ahead and it turned out well. I wear this probably more than anything I've ever made and get abundant compliments followed by incredulity when I tell admirers I made it. The ripstop cotton is so easy to sew and presses beautifully so this really ended up looking professionally made.
I actually made this last summer and am only now getting around to reviewing it.