Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Burda 12-2008 #118 Skirt

This has been cut out and sewn for quite a while. All I had to do was hem it. I started the other night and finished today, outside, while I was watching my girls play in the cul-de-sac. By the time I was done my hands were cooooold. It's still pretty chilly up here. I think the high temperature for today was about 37F. My deck still has snow all over it. I came close to death when my cute little shoes almost killed me.

I traced this pattern off in December but decided I had to have it after I saw Karen's review. I love her skirt. I stole borrowed her idea about getting rid of the front fly opening. Like Karen, I used a side zip instead.


The side shaping is almost obscene. It's not tight when it's on but I would surely say this is fitted.



I lined the inside with a mystery Grandma Rinnie silky blue fabric. It acts like polyester.


This is the topstitching I added to the back. I used a cream colored embroidery thread.



Here's the bottom of the left front side. The seam travels in a cork screw. It starts at the fly front, goes off to the right, goes under the butt, and travels back around to the front and ends at the bottom of the left hem.



Front.

Back.



Here's an inside shot. I don't like to serge the inside of wool crepe because it adds enough bulk that it shows through with ironing. When you do something like this with a lot of curves you have to make sure you clip all the curves so you can get the front nice and flat.



This is a wool crepe that was an ugly brown/gray color. I dyed it to this fun grape color when I made this dress. It used to match my carpet.

15 comments:

Gail said...

Just curious about the way it nips in under the bum (mine is much bigger than yours!). Is there any way to avoid this when making this skirt?

Vicki said...

Very cute. I bet hubby will like this :) The colour turned out so well. Much better than the beige.

Gorgeous Things said...

Very cute! I love the shaping. I'll have to pull out that issue and have a look. I think the idea of the side zip is perfect, too.

Elaray said...

I can't imagine the skirt with a zipper in the front. Moving it to the side was a good idea. The corkscrew seam is really interesting. Looks good!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Wow, that's pretty! I love the color. I'lll bet your feet were cold in the picture.

Lori said...

Very cute skirt, great idea with moving the zipper and dying the fabric.

Kristine said...

Tres chic! What we crazy girls do for fashion photography! The side zip makes a big difference, but I'm not sure about my Beyonce butt in that snug fit. Great job!!!

quer|elastisch Sabine Sprotte said...

Ohhh, my favorite colour "purple".

This skirt ist really nice and I would be happy, even if I could wear such a feminine one, too.

Up to now, I've never seen such a beautiful dying before.

Sorry, I might not understand each word (in English) ... you wrote something about wool crepe. This "boil" in the side shaping might come from too excessive ironing. The material expanded. ??

... cul-de-sac ***smile*** - had a look to google - in German: Sackgasse.

Christina said...

Wow, that is indeed a shapely skirt. It looks fabulous on you.

Jacqui said...

Killer skirt! Glad to hear it was above freezing when you were wearing you cute shoes. =)

judy said...

Very cute skirt! It seems to fit you perfect! I am amazed at the awesome dye job!

Paulette said...

Looks great on you and perfectly accentuates your curves in a "I'm so freakin' jealous" way!!!!
And I can't wait to pull out my little sandals...even painted my toenails so I am ready!!

Rachel said...

That is so cute!! I love the way it curves in under the rear. I will definitely have to make this one...in red.

Tany said...

It's a truly beautiful skirt that fits you like a glove!

Carol said...

I love this skirt! It really looks good on you.