Sunday, December 20, 2009

Burda Style 12-2009-122 skirt - photo shoot

The skirt is finished :) and the beach holiday is over :(

I am really happy with the skirt - happier than I look in this photo!

Here is the front closer up - you do get a fish-tail look from the front as the flounce starts from the front and the denim does hold it out, but I think the corduroy they suggest would do the same - at least it does in their picture.

Back of the skirt...
With the flounce and the pockets on an angle, I think it gives a nice curvy shape - I need all the help I can get!

The only changes I made were to leave off the welt pockets on the front and to use the Sandra Betzina fly tutorial and then I bodgied adding a fly shield. I need to perfect that and will try Mary Nanna's tutorial next time.

Dawn has also made this skirt and posted photos here. It is similar with the flounce, but Dawn has added weights to minimise the fishtail look.

I used a quilting cotton for the inside waistband. My top stitching went beautifully until this point but you can see some wonky stitching on the inside here.
Well, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year! I hope to have time to sew (like real, bulk time) in the new year so I plan to post more successful (*!!??) sewing then!


  1. What a cute skirt! I love the contrast stitching. Have fun sewing. We're in the midst of a snowstorm in Boston, so I think I'll spend the day behind my sewing machine as well!

  2. So sassy! Love the details.

  3. That is jazzy. Love the contrasting fabric.

  4. You made a great job of the top stitching on that ! The facing has also come up well - if you look at RTW you'll see something similar - it's very hard to catch both sides exactly, so it's just a case of "as close as possible" and yours looks good to me.

  5. I like the style of this skirt. It looks great on you.

  6. Your topstitching is awesome. Love the lines of the back.

  7. Cute and sassy - perfect for your weather at this time of year.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Wonderful job! We love the detail you put into the bottom as well!

    If you haven't done so already, we hope to see it on!


    The BurdaStyle Team

  9. I think that looks really, really cute!!

  10. How stinkin' cute is that! I LOVE it! Great job on the topstitching and I just love it when the facings are an unexpected print.

  11. What a fun, cute skirt. I love the denim details with the topstitching but so much nicer than the typical denim skirt.


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