Sunday, 5 August 2018

Burda Style 2/2018 Pencil Skirt.


I tried to get more interesting photos outside today if you count a capeweed lawn as interesting.  


 I have made a brown skirt to replace my previous  brown skirt but this version is just about as opposite to my old one as can be . My old brown skirt was plain , this is a print . My old brown skirt was a gored trumpet style , this is a pegged pencil skirt . My old skirt had a wide yoke , this one is high waisted with darts and no waist band.   My old skirt was made from an indestructible non stretch woven  polyester so that it still looked new , this one is made of a stretch  cotton sateen ( that I hope will also be a bit indestructible ) . The latter was one of the problems - I was just so sick of my old skirt .


The pattern is from the  most recent Burda Style that I own  , 2/2018  , pencil skirt 119 , part of this beautiful suit . The most interesting ( and trickiest ) part of the skirt are the rectangular insets which also incorporate one of the pair of front darts. The rectangle extends across both the front and backs of the skirt. Because I usually do not tuck my tops into my skirts this feature will never be seen . Now Burda Style have a gazillion pencil skirt patterns and I really only chose this one over the others so I could at least have the satisfaction of having used the magazine. ( I bought this magazine for jacket 105 -a kimono inspired jacket with interesting front bands ) .




I did quite a good job of matching the print at the sides but a not so good job at the back.centre seam .  However I am gratified that this does not show up too badly in these photos. But what I can not really get past in my other photos is that the hem looks uneven in the front because of the skewiff print . I hate going back fixing up finished projects but I might just be forced to do something about that hem . 
Till next time , happy sewing. 
( PS- I had enough of this fabric left over to make my middle daughter a  skirt as well. I used another Burda Style pencil skirt pattern but did not get photos. ) 

6 comments:

  1. Coincidentally I've been working on a brown skirt too. The fabric pattern suits the pattern design really well.
    Looking jealously at the greenery in your photos, even if it is capeweed. Our grass is turning brown with the drought.

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    1. The drought is heart breaking. I know we are so fortunate.

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  2. I have a pair of brown trousers that I made recently. They replaced a RTW pair that finally died after many years of service. My trousers are plain and comfy. Your skirt looks very stylish, hoping it is also comfy.

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    1. Thanks. The skirt is very comfy and feels nicer than the polyester one.

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  3. It certainly is a smart skirt. As for the hem, I have noticed that many printed fabrics are not printed "straight" along the crossgrain or lengthwise grain. Impossible to straighten, so what I do is juggle the cutting to minimise the damage. And I now avoid geometric prints unless I have closely examined them and passed them as probably okay.

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    1. I was wondering if it was the fabric but I didn't like to blame it because I am not sure it is my cutting out that did it.

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