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BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2013-130 (designer skirt) - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:kristylee
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Posted on:11/18/13 1:08 AM
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2013-130 by kristylee

BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2013-130 by kristylee  
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Pattern Rating:Mediocre Pattern
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Pattern Description:
A fitted pencil skirt with centre back panel, no waistband and a deep hem.

Pattern Sizing:
Size 36-44. I used a size 38.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, eventually after making lots of fitting changes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are nothing special, but it's a simple style so you can figure it out from the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Overall I didn't like the shape of this pattern - it's an exaggerated bell shape. It was too tight at the knees but too loose at the hips (which is unusual for me), so I had to straighten out those side seams a bit to get it to fit properly. It's also really long, I took 5cm out of the length and still had a really deep hem, which was a bit of a problem for the back walking vents.

Fabric Used:
A raspberry red wool crepe, made to match a blazer I recently made in the same fabric to form part of a suit.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only changes I made were to get this to fit properly - letting out the seams at the knees and taking it in through the hips to tone down the curved bell shape of the skirt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I won't make this again, I made a similar style skirt (Vogue 7937) shortly after this one that was much easier to sew and looked better. I wouldn't recommend it to others either for that reason.

It's the designer pattern of the month in the September issue of Burda, but the jacket style is a little dated and the skirt wasn't great either. I'm sure you can find a better skirt to sew than this! More details of the annoyances this skirt caused me at my blog
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BeaJay said...
Great skirt - your changes worked well. Fab colour.
11/18/13 2:14 AM
Terri A said...
Just gorgeous!
11/18/13 2:06 PM
Skye said...
love the colour of your skirt
11/18/13 8:50 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Ditto on my comment for your jacket review.
11/19/13 7:29 AM
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