Monday, September 28, 2009

BWOF 03-2009-105C Pleated skirt

Finished skirt bwof 03-2009-105C.
This isn't the most flattering photo above - I threw the outfit on to get my photos done. I think I should wash and press this skirt and it will live up to its potential more. I also need to suck in the gut that hangs over the top - at least you can see the yoke created by the pleats does help hold everything in!
Below is the back...

And the skirt on Diana...

Details - side with zip - my edges don't exactly line up - they didn't look this wonky when I sewed it... never mind!

Front waistband with top-stitching - you need to do the top stitching to hold the facing down - there is a lot of layers with the box pleats so it wouldn't stay put without the top stitching.

Pocket detail - the workshop with pictures in the magazine is a great help in the construction of this pocket... (don't put it in upside down like I did the first time!)

My only change - I added a tab inside the skirt over the zip. I have done this before and really like it - it holds the zip firm and there is no scratchiness associated with hook and eyes or the top of the zip.

Inside the skirt showing the zip and tab closed...

More inside detail...
I really love the fit of this skirt and consider it the first in my quest to do some basics ... 'Back to Basics'. I hope it will coordinate with a few tops already in my wardrobe.

Review is here for those interested.

Non-sewing news - this is Lulubelle soon to be the newest member of our family.


  1. Love your skirt. Thanks for the close up of the tab. I need to try that.

  2. Very nice details on your skirt!

  3. Great skirt and such nice detail work! Incredible!

  4. Nice job on the skirt, that pocket came up beautifully! Good on you for sewing some wardrobe helpful to have clothes you actually need and use!

  5. I love your skirt, it has so many delicious details for a "basic".

  6. Beautiful fitting skirt. Looks like it was made for you!

  7. Oh, very nice! It is good to see what this looks like out of the magazine and in real life - love those pockets.

    What a sweet little friend!

  8. Oooh, I had forgetten about that skirt and its awesome pocket. Looks great!

  9. I love your skirt, I'm not as clever as you and left the pockets out. Lulubelle is ABSOLUTELY & UTTERLY GEORGEOUS!!!!! - Cat1

  10. Great skirt, nice work on the pockets. Lulubelle is adorable! If you don't already know, living with a burmese is wonderful, mine converted my bf from a cat-hater to a cat-lover!
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  11. OMG . . . she is adorable! Is that you holding her? . . . I love the scarf!

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  12. I saw that skirt and thought it looked cute. You have made me want to revisit it!! I love the front details!! Great job!

  13. Lulubelle is so gorgeous. I wish I was closer so I could have a cuddle.

    Your skirt looks great too but I just love cats. :-)

  14. Very nice skirt and very nice cat (she even matches!)


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