A raised waist pencil skirt with a side seam zipper and no vent.
Sizes 36 - 46. I made a size 36.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I was looking for a simple pencil skirt pattern made in lace, and found this to be a pattern that fit the bill.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is such a simple pattern (front, back and facings) that I didn't use Burda's instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the raised waist and the fit. I did not like the zipper on the side (next time I will move it to CB) and the placement of the front darts were too close to the side seams, so I moved them closer to CF.
Guipure lace over silk charmeuse. Underlined with cotton muslin.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I moved the front darts closer to CF (too close to the side seams for me) and shortened the length (I'm petite).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would sew this skirt again and I would recommend it to others. It is a great basic pencil skirt in the raised waist style that I like. It is easy to sew and can be made in a variety of fabrics for different looks.
I was looking for a simple pencil skirt pattern for a couture workshop I was taking where I was planning to work with guipure lace. This was the perfect pattern for my first lace project, as it has minimal curves, shallow darts and no back vent to contend with. I like that the skirt hangs straight down from the hip -- no pegging at the hem. The only change I will make will be to move the zipper to the CB, as I think it gives a cleaner look. Other than that, this is a great basic skirt pattern!