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BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2013-120 (pleated skirt with yoke) - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:French.Seam
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Posted on:11/18/13 10:51 AM
Last Updated:11/24/13 1:17 PM
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2013-120 by French.Seam

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(the green sweater is this pattern)

Pattern Description:
pleated mini skirt with deep yoke

Pattern Sizing: I picked a 38 based on my measurements, but it was way too big

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? not really

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. NB: they don't tell you how to make pleats, you have to work that out for yourself

Fabric Used: I found the fabric on sale in my local store, and really wanted to make a PVC (now rebranded as 'polyurethane') snakeskin (python) skirt, but thought a pencil skirt would look too dominatrix.

I didn't think the fabric would press well, and doubted it would hold a sharp pleat edge, but it did. It didn't melt when pressed on a Cotton setting. Remarkable

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- I took 18cm out of the waist
- I lengthened the skirt to knee length
- I made box pleats instead of knife pleats. No reason, that's just how my brain did them

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might. I do like pleated skirts, they have a nice swing to them, and of course I can cycle in it

Conclusion: Pleats + python, I think, are quite modern

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Kemish said...
Great skirt. The fabric is fabulous.
11/18/13 11:05 AM
marec said...
Fantastic skirt. I love your comment "pleats and python..."
11/18/13 11:08 AM
Terri A said...
Nice skirt - really modern and cool print.
11/18/13 2:01 PM
MNBarb said...
Love the entire outfit with the boots and tights.
11/22/13 1:01 PM
Dee2 said...
Gorgeous skirt--the outfit is wonderful!
11/24/13 5:35 PM
Re Becca said...
Super cute! I love the flippy, easy look of the pleats without having the bulk around the waistline. Great job, very flattering.
11/25/13 12:41 PM
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