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« on: August 02, 2006 01:53:07 PM »



I finished this skirt last night! This pattern is from the May 2006 issue of Burda World of Fashion magazine. I did a review of it for PatternReview.com, which you can read right here.

Here are a few details. The waist was too big (this is a usual problem for me due to my big hips) so I had to tighten up the elastic more than Id planned. I also decided to only put in one elastic casing instead of the two the pattern called for, so it would be easy to take in later when I lose weight (I've lost 40 this year, and heard that someday my waist will go down. So far its just the boobs.).



The pattern called for an invisible side zip but I just used a regular zipper. Also note the two different altitudes of the waistband. Not intentional. My cutting skills SUCK even though I tried to be extremely precise.



The pattern also didnt call for a lining in the skirt but I wanted to put one in because A) seeing peoples legs through skirts is not cute and B) this is the wearable muslin to try out this pattern, and I knew that I wanted the final skirt (which will be acid green linen) to be lined. So I wanted to make sure I could do it. Apparently I can. What I cannot do is cut a straight edge. Someone take those shears away from me.

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006 01:57:58 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2006 02:09:16 PM »

I like it, very pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2006 02:31:14 PM »

so very nice! the fabric rocks. hard.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2006 11:58:18 PM »

the skirt looks fantastic on you! LOVE the fabric--can't believe that is your "muslin"  great job, please post when you make the "real" skirt.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006 05:39:17 AM »

Thanks for the comments you guys!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006 07:59:45 PM »

I love the patterns on the material. It looks great on you!
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006 11:09:35 PM »

Good job on losing 40 pounds  Shocked!!!!!!! You're amazing!!!!!! And I love the skirt, it's very sweet.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006 11:12:11 PM »

I saw this on your blog already, but beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2006 10:22:05 AM »

What an awesome skirt!  You did a great job, and you look beautiful!!  Congratulations on the weight loss, too!



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