Normally this time of year i wear brighter, lighter summer clothes, and i want to be in summer clothes making mode. But the weather it just so far from summer at the moment; this skirt is very appropriate. I actually had to cycle to work in heavy sleet and snow on Tuesday, the weather is horrid. Where is summer?
I made this aubergine skirt from the May addition of the Burda magazine using pattern number 118. I cut a burda size 38 grading to 40 at the waist. I also cut the skirt to the same length as the 119 skirt. The skirt has come out really well, although i usually say that and then change my mind. This is one item i can see my self wearing all the time. I feel so comfortable in it.
It was quite challenging to make; as i really struggled with the instructions and i spent a lot of time seam ripping. I have read a lot about burda magazine patterns being hard to understand and now i understand why. They assume a lot of sewing knowledge, there are no diagrams as with paper patterns, and the written instructions just did not explain in enough detail how the pieces were to go together.
I missed off the welts on the back skirt. I cut them out, read the instructions about how to apply them but just could not comprehend what they were saying. So after a long search for instructions in books, internet and on the Burdastyle website i found nothing. So i ended up leaving them off. I also found it really hard to understand their instructions for the zipper, but after studying an old pair of jeans and reading up on it i eventually figured it out.
Well that was a long rant about the instructions, overall i think the pattern is great. and maybe with a bit more practice ill become more proficient at using burda patterns. I am making a shirt from the same issue. So far i have found the instructions for that to be quite simple.
Well that's all for now..... off to work on my shirt.