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).
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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.

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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.

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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?

15 comments:

Carol said...

I just traced this on Sunday, so I'm glad to see it made up on a real body. I'm making a brown one.

Karin (the Mrs.) said...

Very nice skirt! And it looks fabulous on your daughter. Love that blouse she's wearing too by the way. Did you make that too?

Sharon said...

Lovely skirt and no one will be the wiser if you make it for yourself.

Mary Nanna said...

Very nice version. (and great welt pockets!)

You made a great job of that hem. Well, as you know, when I used Burda's instructions it was very lumpy so I contented myself with not turning it at all. It must have been very full to turn - you would have had to ease a lot, I imagine - but that's the beauty of a light fabric like that.

That fabric seems to have turned the front corners well as well, it drapes well from every angle.

Oh I say you should make yourself a version for sure.

Uta said...

Geat skirt, and lovely outfit! I'd say, make one for yourself asap.

Sue said...

Make one for yourself, it is a fun skirt and looks great on your daughter.

KID, MD said...

I LOVE this skirt! You should totally make a few for you!!

Claudine said...

That skirt looks nice on her, but I honestly think it would look better on you. That style looks better on someone with hips. You should definitely make one for yourself.

Joy said...

I really like this skirt, especially in this fabric. I think the pouf style lines are more subtle (nicely so) than in the line drawing.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Definitely make one for yourself! It's adorable.

Vicki said...

Very cute. Love Burda skirts. Yes, you need one now!

wendy said...

very cute! and the welt pockets look super well done- no one can tell that they needed a little pressing help!

gwensews said...

Really cute skirt.

Little Hunting Creek said...

That is a really cute skirt!

Kathi said...

That skirt is also on my list of items to make. It looks great on your daughter!
My mother and I have lots of the same clothes. Anytime we get together, we have to call ahead to make sure we don't dress alike. Now that I am doing so much sewing, I often wear items I make to ensure we aren't twins. (We look A LOT alike also - sort-of ads to it all!)