Burda 04-2009-101 has been brought back to my attention since Pattern Review has run their Best of Patterns Contest recently. This was a best pattern of 2009.
I needed some skirts for Winter and decided to
blatantly copy be inspired by Sharonspils skirt.
This is view B - no pockets or top-stitching.
Made in brown corduroy with some vintage yellow buttons..
I did make real buttonholes. I know they are only decorative and a lot of people didn't bother but I prefer the look. I think I need to get some accessory in yellow to play up the yellow buttons.
If you look carefully you can see the tab panels where the buttons are located are a darker brown than the rest of the skirt. Somehow I got the nap going the wrong way and didn't notice until the skirt was finished. Opps! - however if you are going to get the nap wrong on this skirt it was probably the best place to do it!
The skirt is a little big in the waist, but as I will probably be tucking in winter tops so I think it will be ok. Can I admit I did not try this skirt on until I finished it - real slapdash sewing! Ha!
I did line this skirt but haven't got photos but brown lining in a brown skirt - not so exciting!
I plan to make another one of these in denim. It will be unlined and will feature top stitching, pockets and jeans buttons. I know it won't be as warm as this one but I am going to Brisbane for the week-end soon, so hope I will get the lovely warm sunny winter days that Brisbane does so well!
Ciao! More winter sewing soon...