|It probably looks like a mistake that I linked my jeans skirt to a pants pattern, but actually I based my skirt on this pattern.|
Burda describes it as "flared trousers", they have all the elements that a pair of jeans would have: back yoke, back pockets, coin pocket. Here is the technical drawing. These details were, actually, what I wanted to use from this pattern.
In theory it seemed simple to turn a pants pattern into a skirt one: you would draw vertical lines from the center back and center front seam, then a horizontal line where you want your skirt to end, and that would be it. Well, in practice it was a lot more difficult, I had a big fight with that back yoke, for one thing. I didn't realize until I tried my muslin on that the upper back is cut horizontally where it is supposed to meet the back yoke, while the yoke is angled. There was a lot of fabric pooling at that seam, here is how my muslin looked. I ended by overlapping the yoke one the upper back, fine tuning it until it looked good.
Other changes that I did to the patterns were:
- sewed the back pockets angled, rather than horizontal how they were in the pattern;
- added a back vent for movement ease;
- changed the waistband with a contoured one. I made a center back seam on the waistband in order to get a better fit.
Oh, and I did an incredible mistake when I cut my fabric! I realized when I was interfacing the waistband, that I hadn't cut the denim that I intended to use for this skirt, but a linen that fooled me by its crispness and its blue color that looked a lot like denim! LOL, I couldn't believe that I was making a straight skirt in linen, I hope it won't look like an accordeon on me, all wrinkled! My co-worker told me that it could mean that I have too much fabric in my stash. Hm, I think it means that I will cut another skirt in that denim, but after I take a little break from all that topstitching lol! By the way, for the topstitching I used two threads of regular thread in my machine's needle.
A few more pictures:
Front 2 - no flash used.
Flat on the table - front
Flat on the table - back