I liked this pattern because, although it isn’t difficult, there’s quite a lot of interesting things going on with it. It has inseam pockets, pleats on one side of the front, a pleated patch pocket with a flap and a hem band. I really enjoyed making this one. Here’s the line drawing
I have to confess that Burda’s instructions for the inseam pockets had me slightly puzzled at first. When sewing this kind of pocket in the past I have sewn the pocket pieces onto the back and front skirt pieces then sewn the side seams and round the pocket all in one. Burda have you sew the side seams first (but not across the pocket openings) then you attach the pocket pieces to the seam allowances, then you sew the pocket pieces together. I like to try new things, so I did it their way and, what do you know, it worked out fine!
I did, however, depart from Burda’s instructions when it came to the hem band. The pattern tells you to cut the band with a 4cm hem which you are supposed to sew in place by hand. I decided it would be neater and give the bottom of the skirt more body if I cut the hem band so that it was double the finished depth plus seam allowances. I attached it right sides together to the skirt, folded it over to the inside and stitched it to the joining seam. Inside the skirt looks like this.
I should also mention that I added an inch or so to the length – I can’t quite carry off a very short skirt anymore!
My other pick from the June Burda magazine is this tunic pattern
I like the neckline and the neat little pleats at the front. But I won’t be making this one just yet because next on my list is a dress from Vogue 8555…………….. more on that soon!
I noticed this skirt too. I wondered if the front pleat would make the tummy area look "poochy." It doesn't at all! This skirt is very flattering on you.ReplyDelete
Wow! You are fast! This is a very pretty skirt.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! That one is on my radar too!ReplyDelete
You are amazing how you just plunge right in. I need to take a tip from you. I usually think about my projects for a while. Your skirt is amazing.ReplyDelete
I love it! And the tunic top is high on my list as well. Great job.ReplyDelete
Wow! Really cute, and looks totally different from the magazine picture. I liked all the interesting parts of this skirt too, but theirs looks super poofy in the midsection so I wrote it off. However, I think the linen you choose weighs it down enough to get rid of any poofyness. Now I'll have to get some linen and copy. This is yet another pattern I passed by that you have convinced me to make.ReplyDelete
Wow! I haven't even decided what to make yet from this issue - but I only got mine yesterday. That is a super cute skirt, and much more flattering than burda's version.ReplyDelete
I also wrote this skirt of because of the pleats in the tummy area but yours looks fabulous. Great job!ReplyDelete
Love this skirt, and it looks great on you!ReplyDelete
I didn't notice that skirt in the issue, yours looks great. I also have my eye on that tunic -- look forward to seeing yours!ReplyDelete
Wow Eugenia you are fast at churning these projects out . I love this skirt it has really nice details.ReplyDelete
You are so fast!I haven't even bought that June issue.The skirt is very pretty;it looks great on you.ReplyDelete
That skirt is very flattering. I love the linen you chose and all the details make it unique. I'm going to have to go back and look at this pattern too. Thanks for the review.ReplyDelete
Great skirt, you are quick. I like that top, too.ReplyDelete
I was looking at this skirt and thought it was cute. I love your version and can't believe how quickly you turned this one out. I only got my copy on Saturday and I'm still looking through it. Hopefully this weekend I can turn something out. Anyway, beautiful job as always. By the way LOVVVVVE your vintage dress from your last post. Very pretty.ReplyDelete
This is very nice - I think your hem band construction is a much better option too!ReplyDelete
Like the look of the tunic - can't wait to get my issue!
Perfect skirt! Looks lovely and well made! Looks like it must have been a little difficult to make! It does not look easy to me!ReplyDelete
I love your skirt. Like others I was put off by this in the magazine because I thought the pleats would stick out (poofy seems to be the technical term!), but yours looks great.ReplyDelete
So stylish. Love that lower pocket.ReplyDelete
June burda??? You are quick! I was happy to have a May garment done before May ended! lolReplyDelete
I love the skirt. Great for summer!
June Burda?? We've just received February in the land of Oz. Love your skirt. It teams so nicely with the white tshirt. Your finish is very impressive.ReplyDelete
I haven't even looked through my June issue and here you already have a skirt made! I love it!ReplyDelete
That's a cute skirt. I like the asymetical pleats, and the band at the hemline. Very nice.ReplyDelete
I love this skirt! the asymmetrical pleats are a great touch! So pretty, I am sure you will get a lot of wear out of it.ReplyDelete
Definitely a stylin' skirt on you! I was not impressed with the new issue of Burda, but after seeing your skirt, I might have to search this issue again!ReplyDelete
Adorable!! I love it on you - wow - so professional looking work!ReplyDelete
Put me down with those who thought this skirt would be too poofy over the belly. So glad you have proven me wrong! I love it!ReplyDelete
I love this skirt! Great fabric and color choice!ReplyDelete
Very cute. I love the pleats, it makes the skirt really interesting!ReplyDelete
Very fast indeed and cute skirt.ReplyDelete
Oh! That is nice - I'm a huge fan of skirts but I had overlooked this one. After seeing yours I definately going to sew mysel fone.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is a really fun, different skirt... but still a basic, wearble summer skirt. It's great! The pleats are so interesting.ReplyDelete
Hi, Eugenia! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog:))) I love that skirt - the pleats look great, and I think the extra length makes it look even better!ReplyDelete
Very cute little skirt. The top is a perfect match.ReplyDelete