Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trying to pick the pattern . . .

I have this fun rayon burn-out fabric from GorgeousFabric.com and I’ve been trying to figure out to use it. It’s a border print so it’s been kind of hard to use. It’s very see through so I’ll have to line it with something. I think a white or light color will really make the burn-out areas really stand out.

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Here’s a larger section so you can see the border.
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I think I’ve decided to make an A-line skirt out of it. I’ve narrowed it down to these choices in Burda. Had anyone figure out how to find the technical drawings now? When they changed their website to BurdaStyle, a bunch of good stuff went away. Now I go to the Russian site to see the tech drawings of the older Burdas. It’s actually not too bad because they go all the way back to 2001.
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What do you guys think? I’m leaning toward the 12-2010-123 with a little added length or the 09-2009-126. I don’t think either one will mess up the print too much.

11 comments:

LisaB said...

I like all of them, so I'm no help in deciding. Sorry.

Would you share your link for the Russian site? I must have a different link, because I only see archives back to 9-2006. Also, the 2-2010-104 page looks different than yours.
http://www.burdafashion.com/ru/index/1270777-1463237-1764727-1764795-1764945.html

I've actually been using the French site, but again, my link only goes back to 9-2006.
http://www.burdafashion.com/fr/Magazines/Archives_des_magazines/1270777-1463237.html

ReadyThreadSew said...

Lovely fabric. I've made the first skirt 104 at least half a dozen times (although I make the slightly longer version than the one pictured here). It's my main TNT skirt pattern. If you want to see it made up a couple of times then a search for 02-2010-104 on my blog should bring up the past three or four of these I have made.

Anonymous said...

I have made 02-2010. It's a great pattern and I LOVE having pockets :)

Crystal said...

Yes, one of the latter two patterns would work well and showcase the print the best. Would you share your archive link, because I haven't found that one.

Sew-4-Fun said...

Remember with an A-line skirt the hem is curved not straight, which means it often isn't suitable for a border print.

patsijean said...

This fabric will make a very interesting skirt once underlined and I believe your are correct about underlining in in white. I use a four gore A-line skirt pattern that I love. The drape is much better than a pattern with only side seams. All the seams are on a slight bias making the A-line shape drape beautifully. Sandra Betzina recommends using the center front fold line as a CF seam line in 'Power Sewing, Step by Step'. To adjust the grain lines on the front and back pattern pieces simply fold each pattern piece matching the waist and hem edges. Crease the fold, open the pattern piece, and draw the new grain line along the crease. Don't forget to add a center front seam line. Cut two front and two back, underline, and construct as usual.

Judi said...

I vote for 12-2010. :) Cute pattern...I think it would show off the border print the best. That fabric is sweet!!! I love red anyway, and the flowers are simply the best...like joyful.

AllisonC said...

I would choose the one with the straightest hem to make things easier with the border print (great fabric!) - looks like the one you picked 12/2010 - 123 from the line drawings, but have a look at the pattern pieces to check. I use that Russian site quite a bit too, it's not bad for searching and it's good to see the photo and tech drawing side by side. I don't know why Burda themselves can't so something like this.

lindaroo said...

Remember, besides the issue of a straight/curved hem, this lovely, lightweight fabric is going to shift around over the inner lining.
I believe the fabric is better suited for a softer, looser application.

Summer Flies said...

I like the last one and I love the fabric! I like the look of the darts on the side.

Joanne said...

I have made 12-2010-123 and absolutely love it. The fit is great and it is my favourite go to skirt pattern. It has a slight A-line but it doesn't stick out, just sits nicely. I also really like the side darts - oh and such an easy and quick make. Hope that might help :)