Monday, 19 April 2010
Burda Style Magazine flippy skirt 12-1009-122 - 123 blend
I have been wanting to make this skirt BWOF 12-2009-122/123 ever since I saw the magazine. Sue's and Mary Nanna's versions just made the feeling more insistent. Unfortunately, the person who needs clothes the most at our house at the moment is not I, so I had to use this pattern for my daughter. I couldn't resist trying it any longer, although I did try to hold out until I start my travel wardrobe.
I used Marji's viyella for this, so it took forever, because I wanted it to turn out well and took no short cuts (except for the ribbon technique for welt pockets, but I have already confessed to that).
Can you see the hours of hand stitching? (Mostly in the hem)
Of course not. That is the idea. If it wasn't so windy when we took the photographs you would see how beautifully this skirt hangs and how perfect the invizible zip insertion is, as you would expect on attempt #3 and handsewn.
I have lined it with pink imperial batiste, and it is the lining that adds all the pouf to the flippy curved bit at the back and sides in this version, as the viyella is quite a light fabric. If I didn't like the sticky-out-ed ness, I could have made a straight skirt lining, and saved myself half a metre or so of lining fabric.
I really love this skirt. Do you think anyone will notice it is the same pattern if I make a psuedo cotton version for myself?