|BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2012-124 - Type:Skirts |
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|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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'Above-the-knee skirt with back invisible zip'
Burda sizes 34-44. I made size 40 according to my measurements on the size chart (more about sizing later).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, this is a fairly easy skirt to make. I didn't use all the instructions as I changed a few things and did it my own way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think this is a flattering style with just the right amount of flare at the knees. I like the four panels and the decorative topstitching.
This pattern was supposed to be made from a woven such as flannel. I made mine from cotton lycra knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Since I used knit fabric, I omitted the zip and I changed the pockets from a functional welt to a faux welt style. I added some striped knit fabric inside the faux welt for a flash of fun stripe. I also changed the sizing to compensate for the use of the knit fabric. This was unintentionally done right from the start when I traced and cut the pattern without seam allowances (I am not used to working with Burda and didn't realise they had to be added!). This resulted in a perfect fit (although as I was making it I kept wondering how I would have got into it if I'd used a woven fabric). It wasn't until afterwards I realised my mistake!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a very cute little skirt that I have already worn quite a lot. I think I will make it again. I might even try it in a woven if I can remember to add some seam allowances!
I'm pleased with this skirt. It is comfortable and flattering and it fits well. It worked really well in the stretch fabric and is easy to pull on (since I didn't add a zip). When I'd finished it I decided to make the jumper pictured with the skirt in the magazine. For pictures of the jumper and more of the skirt, please visit my blog.