Sunday, March 27, 2011

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.


Side View

Back View

Conclusion: This is a fun, fast and comfortable skirt to make.  This would also look great in Kaleidoscope Knit or Tomato Red Knit.


Anonymous said...

Roz, love the skirt! Looks great on you as does everything! Ronnie

Adrienne said...

You look fantastic! Very nice skirt!

Roz said...

Thank you Ronnie and Adrienne!