I have made my first Burda pattern and it was painless!
This is a great A-line skirt pattern, with many design choices. For example, I chose to make view B.
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.
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.
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!).