Pattern Review Burda Style 12/2010 #114
Yellow/Brown Animal Print Knit
100% Polyester Knit
Prewash: Washed on the perma press cycle cold water and dried on the perma press cycle. There was no shirkage.
Notions: 1" Elastic, Gutermann thread #799
Alterations: I cut a size 40 and had no alterations. The finished length is 20-1/2" so consider this before you cut your fabric.
Construction Details: This is a 1-1/2 dot, easy-to-sew pattern and can be made in a few hours. The pattern calls for a "stretch waistband" which I assume is the same as the wide waistband elastic that was popular a few years ago. Instead, I cut a waistband out of the fashion fabric.
1) Using 1" elastic, cut fabric 3-1/4" wide and the length of the waist.
2) Fold the waistband in half and sew onto skirt leaving a 1-1/2 opening.
3) Insert elastic and close opening.
4) Serge seam allowance.
I also used the fashion fabric for the lining.