|Pattern Description: Burda" This glittering sequin skirt will show off your legs! A fabulous flounce, set in from back to front, adds splendid swirl"|
Well that was useful ;). This skirt, which I have obviously not made from sequinned fabric, is fitted from the waist to the hips, with a circular flounce at the back, with a curved horizontal seam tapering to the hem at either side of the front. Version 122 is shorter, has a front fly fastening, back patch pockets and front welt pockets. Version 123 is longer, and fastens at the side with an invisible zip. Both skirts have an attached waistband and back darts. I have mostly made version 123, but with a fly front as in 122.
Pattern Sizing:34-42. I made a 36 at the waist, 38 at the hips for my daughter.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, allowing for my changes. Wool suiting does not look much like sequins.
Were the instructions easy to follow?No glaring omissions. However, I used a fly front from another pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The back flounce is a nice detail, and makes a work-suitable skirt a bit more interesting. The pattern is beautifully drafted.
Fabric Used: Tropical wool suiting (Goldhawk Rd, 2010), with cotton batiste for lining (finefashionfabrics, about 2009)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used a different fly front, and pieced the waistband, according to the scrap pieces of fabric I had lying around after a cutting out error on an earlier project. I also added belt carriers and a waistband concealed pocket to the skirt. I seamed the front as in version 122, in order to use the fly front.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes
Conclusion: This Burda party skirt makes a terrific office skirt in a sensible fabric.
There are more photographs at this post on my blog.