Thursday, June 11, 2009

Burda 04-2009 #101 A-line Skirt

Strangely enough, Marji and I made a skirt out of the same fabric. Marji, Cidell, Carolyn, and LindseyT all did a pencil skirt challenge using bright floral prints. I must be on the same wavelength because Marji posted about it the same day I finished the skirt. Mine's not a pencil skirt though. I'll have to look at that yoke piece and see why it looks crooked. I used this cotton/lycra sateen and topstitched it with red thread.


I had to take in a good three inches in the waist and I think I took in just a bit too much. Whoops. The serger and I got a little excited.



These are not shoes that I normally wear. My husband bought them as a joke but I kind like the red with the red buttons.






I, on the other hand, love these shoes and they are super comfortable. I may have to buy them in red.


Buttons are from stash and the fabric was given to me by my Couture Jacket class instructor. She had bought some fabric and they included some extra stuff.



I used a taupe invisible zipper because I had it on hand.



I did a blind hem with matching thread.


It's a faux-yoke.





I need to make my son a jacket next. He doesn't have any that fit him.

23 comments:

Lori said...

Very cute skirt, it looks great on you. Like the red shoes with it, too.

Sew-Ann said...

Loving the skirt (I have the same fabric I'll use to make a top) and I'm loving the shoes!!

Shelley's Garden said...

Your skirt looks great. Fun item on your daughter. Amazing to sleep like that!

Marji said...

Fun with the red contrast for stitching and shoes. Your print placement works a lot better than the one that I made!

I'm curious about your class, and have looked at your blog a couple of times trying to find the first post about it. Who's teaching it, and what type of jacket are you making? That's exactly what I do with the muslins (remember the Coat Sew Along muslins?)
Fantastic that you've got that class avail to you.

lsaspacey said...

Those sure are some sexy shoes. I'm not sure he only meant them as a joke though. Wink, wink. ;)

Paulette said...

Looks great...funny...I've been thinking about what to do with my chunk...skirt or short jacket. Not sure that print will look acceptable across my butt. Hmmm.....back to The Top.

Catherine said...

I love the skirt: the bold print and all the details. I agree with others about the red shoes: they are great..... if you can walk in them!

Anonymous said...

The skirt is very cute. ;) I would love to see a tutorial on how you finish the top of the zipper. It is a very clean finish - much better than I manage.

thanks - Lois

Sharon said...

I love this skirt! And those red shoes are adorable - especially with the skirt.

gwensews said...

Cute skirt. I really like the addition of red buttons and red shoes. It adds a little punch. Very nice outfit.

Amanda S. said...

Hey, I like those red shoes! Cute skirt as well. I really need to make this pattern. I'm stuck of making it in navy blue but can't find a fabric I like for it.

Kristine said...

I love those red shoes!!! Great skirt, too! Can't wait for today to be over with so I can spend my summer vacation with my sewing machine!

melissa said...

heehee, you can't fool me - neither of those shoes are the ones you REALLY wear! (I can see your shoe tan lines...)

Great skirt, great fabric, and the red buttons and topstitching really make it fun.

Dzesika said...

Best. Red. Shoes. Ever!
(And the skirt is fantastic!)

NGLaLALa said...

I love your skirt! It looks very good and the red shoes are AMAZING! I want them! ;)

Anonymous said...

I love your skirt, the fabric, the really nice and clean finish on the inside. I made that one too, and it was the first time I sewed a skirt, it was easy, but I got confused about the front part of the skirt and it's nice that you posted close up pictures of the construction, I can see that I ended up doing it OK...except for my invisible zipper, which could be more invisible! As someone already suggested, I would also love to get a tutorial about the finishing of the top of zipper... Chantal

Rachel said...

I love the skirt. The red buttons really make it pop. I love the entire outfit, especially the red shoes.

judy said...

That is a great skirt on you! I love the style and fabric!

marysews said...

I like the skirt, but I LOVE how the red shoes show up the red buttons!

Bunny said...

Great skirt on you. I love the red topstitching and buttons with the red shoes. Looks great!

BConky said...

Cute skirt. The red is surprising. Adds zest.

Cennetta said...

Cute skirt and both pair of shoes are winners.

Kat said...

Really cute!