Saturday, 5 February 2011

Burda 09-2009-131 Denim A-line skirt

Hello, I am cheating again by doubling up my pattern review here and on PR, but you get the bonus of extra photos here.  This is one of the Take 1 Make 4 skirts from the September 2009 Burda.

Pattern Description:
A-line skirt with shaped waistband.

Pattern Sizing:
Burda 36-46

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I left off the pockets but generally yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I really didn't look at them, it's a straightforward pattern.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I can't get enough of a-line skirts! I liked the yoke/waistband on this one

Fabric Used:
6oz rigid denim.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I left off the pockets and added jeans-style topstitching to complement the denim.  I cut the length of version 132, added a 5cm hem allowance but ended up taking a 1.5cm hem as it was still a bit short.
I am pretty proud of my matching job here - this is not something that comes easily to me.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, in fact I have a workday version already cut out!

This is a versatile and flattering pattern. Definitely a keeper!


gwensews said...

That skirt looks really cute on you. I love denim. LOVE. I've always been fond of A-line skirts, too. Nice sewing.

DeniseAngela said...

I like your denim skirt! Found your great blog on "we love to sew"

Gail said...

Cute skirt. I must turn some left-over denim I have into a skirt.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It looks great on you. I too love a denim skirt. Very nice work on your top-stitching.

sewistafashionista said...

Your matching does look very good. I always hold my breath when I check that step too. :)

Carolyn said...

That is a very useful looking skirt. I could do with one of those too!
Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Karin said...

This is a really flattering skirt shape on you, and so practical in denim too! I am not surprised you already have another version on the cutting table.