Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Burda 08-2009 #110 High-Waisted Skirt

Ok, here it is bigger. I'm not sure why I couldn't upload to my server last night but it's all better today.


I love this skirt. They show it well in the magazine in the Paris Chic section. It's below the knee and above the waist by about an inch.


I really like how it looks. I have any other high-waisted skirts or pants but I think I will make more. I was worried about them being too uncomfortable but this one is very comfortable. I made it in a very neutral black/white houndstooth from Gorgeous Fabrics. It's left over from this dress. I'll need to make some blouses to go with the skirt. I mostly wear fitted knit tops during the school year. Now, I'll have to mix it up with some blousier things.


It's weird but my butt looks a lot less swayback-ish. I did make a large (1.5") swayback tuck.


I'm not sure why I have the wrinkles in my right hip but they are so subtle, I'm not gonna worry about it.


I did something totally different this time with the lining. The lining is orange Ambience I had left over from some projects. I edged it with turquoise bias tape.


Here's the skirt vent.


Many of you have asked how I get some a clean finish on my skirts. You have asked me to do a tutorial. When I did this skirt, I made sure to take lots of pictures. A tutorial will be coming shortly. This is not my technique, but instead a technique I gleaned from Kathleen Fasanella over at Fashion Incubator. Here's part one of the invisible zipper tutorial and here's a link to all her tutorials. Check them out, they are great.


A close-up of the skirt.



Why am I not working on my jacket you ask? Well, my husband bought me coffee so I'm jittery and unable to concentrate. I can handle a skirt. But a couture jacket with hand sewing? No way. With any luck I'll be done (mostly) tomorrow.

19 comments:

Cissie said...

Great skirt, Dawn. What is the pattern?
Cissie

Paulette said...

Great looking skirt!! Do the plaids match?! LOL!! NO coffee tomorrow!!

Vicki said...

Very Stylish!

Sue said...

Great skirt - I am also a fan of Burda's high waisred styles. I haven't even recieved mt issue if this magazine yet, so well done!

BConky said...

Love the skirt. You look great in it. Makes you look so tall and slim.

Kristine said...

Great skirt, I've been looking for one just like that and totally missed it in this issue! I think I get jittery when I don't have my coffee!

toy said...

I love it, its great for the fall winter, so I will put it on my list

Rose said...

You look great in your latest skirt. I love it! I'm amazed at what you do in your "off times"!

Maggie said...

I knew you would look great in the above the waist style. You would look just as good in the pants with the same waist treatment. Now, my question...do you ever sleep? Or, maybe you don't waste a minute of awake time like I do!!

Cennetta said...

Dawn, Love your new high waisted skirt. You look great in it.

Cindy said...

Very flattering style on you. One of my favorites of the many things you have made.

Julia said...

Looks great and very professional!

Terri said...

Lovely skirt. It looks great on you!

Dana said...

I LOVE that skirt! I looks so nice on you and a fantastic job on the inside.

Bunny said...

Great skirt and beautiful finishing details.

Gail said...

I like the way the lining is handled in this skirt.

Tamara said...

Love the skirt! It will be so nice for the winter.

Cissie said...

Ok.. Careful rereading gave me the answer. BWOF, which I have never tackled. It's the tracing of the patttens that drives me nuts. But I want that skirt!!
Cissie

Anonymous said...

Great skirt! You mention that you do a sway-back alteration. Can you describe how you do that for tunics and blouses?

Sewbie