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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 08-2007-113 (Mock wrap skirt) - Type:Skirts |
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|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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A pencil skirt with wide yoke, front flounce/drape, and back zipper.
Sizes 38-46. I cut my usual 40 at waist blending to 42 at hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I inadvertently made the mirror image, i.e. the flounce was on my right side when worn, rather than on the left as in the models. Also, because of a mistake I ended up cutting another front piece and making the skirt a plain front in the end. That obviously looks different from the original.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, for Burda. This skirt is the sewing course in this issue so there are lots of detailed diagrams. The truth is that the skirt is easy enough to put together without the more detailed instructions anyway.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the yoke, it makes the skirt flattering and comfortable to wear. I also really liked the flounce and even though I ended up without it in this version, I would like to make the skirt with flounce as well.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Because Ponte is very stretchy I omitted the back zipper. The serged seams are elastic enough to go over my hips easily without any openings. I also lengthened the skirt by 4cm to hit me just under the knee which is the most flattering length for me. But this also caused me to make te most obvious change: I ended up cutting a plain front and removing the flounce. This was because I forgot to lengthen the flounce piece by these same 4cm and I didn't have enough fabric to recut a front-with-drape piece. Argh! In the end this is better since I wanted to wear the skirt under a poncho and with the flounce it would have been too fussy. As it is, in this bone color and with the plain front, this skirt is a wonderful basic that goes with everything in my closet (well, almost).
More photos on my blog.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! In the Ponte and with plain front it is super comfortable and a great basic. So I would love to make another one in navy. Then I still want to make the original version with the flounce, perhaps in a more fluid fabric like georgette.
A great basic that goes with everything and easy to sew too!
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