Burda 7185 B

I have made my first Burda pattern and it was painless!

In my new skirt! I like my boots.

In my new skirt! I like my boots.

This is a great A-line skirt pattern, with many design choices. For example, I chose to make view B.

I made the centre view, but with neither pleat nor pockets.

I made the centre view, but with neither pleat nor pockets.

After much over thinking and a couple of valiant attempts, I gave up on the idea of the centre front pleat. In the silk/wool blend I used, it was getting rather bulky at the waist. As a rectangle, I need all the definition I can get! I was never going to make the pockets on this one, although they are not nearly as ugly as side seam pockets.

The waistband is a great feature, hidden by the hip length tops I tend to wear.

The waistband is a great feature, hidden by the hip length tops I tend to wear.

Besides the pleat on view B, there is a really great waistband. It curves at the front and sits very high, at the natural waist. This is a new feeling for those of us accustomed to clothing sitting at the navel or lower. Still, it adds waist definition, so no complaining here.

Look at those beautiful corners!

Look at those beautiful corners!

I am very pleased with my zipper/lining installation. The Burda method was not something I could easily understand, so I went to my trusty Craftsy zipper class and used the much more logical (for me) method presented. I am so proud of how crisp the corners are, and that the zip stops at the top of the skirt, rather than leaving a gap at the top. Yay me!

Can you believe that this fabric was 4,50$ per yard?!? The lining was more expensive! A fully lined (with rayon), silk/wool blend skirt for 30$ (I’m including the cost of the pattern here)? Wowzers! I think I’ll make another (I actually will. I’ve already got the fabric and lining!).

 

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