Wednesday, November 25, 2009

BWOF 10/2009-127

The skirt is done!!  Here is what Burda says about this style, "A lady of rank is well-dressed in this flared, below-calf skirt. An inverted box pleat and wool herringbone fabric with crosswise stretch furnish plenty room for romping with the heirs."  I love that description!
 
And I am excited to say, it went together easily and without a hitch, and it fits perfectly with no adjustments.  An unequivocal success!  Bring on the Burda!! I wish I had a slightly better photo of the front!  You can't see the inverted pleat.  I think I am a bit obsessed with inverted pleats at the moment.

Here is the side and back.


I made it out of a soft wool houndstooth that I found at Hancock's.  In the past, I've not found a lot of apparel fabrics there that I love, but this one is quite nice.

One thing that I love about Burda is that they don't skimp.  This skirt is beautifully constructed and fully lined.

I love that the lining has side slits to allow for the movement that the front pleat gives the skirt.

The only thing that I changed was to eliminate the front fly and button and to put in a back invisible zipper.  I LOVE invisible zippers!!!

This is only the second one I've done, but it is awesome!  It did take take two attempts, but only because I was a perfectionist about matching the houndstooth.


I'm ready to romp!!


While I had a semi-cooperative photographer, I also got a picture of the Vogue tee as well.  I think it will look very nice with this skirt, but I think I need a nice pair of boots to complete the look...

7 comments:

  1. It all came out great. You are so quick!

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  2. "Romping with the heirs"?
    Is that in the parenting job description? So funny. Your skirt looks great . . . I will see it Sunday, right? I'd love to try an invisible zipper, too.

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  3. Your skirt looks awesome!! I need to decide upon fabric and get cracking on mine. The shirt you made is perfect with it. I also like your idea of doing the invisible zipper in the back. I LOVE invisible zippers. They are so easy to install and look so nice!!
    Have fun wearing the skirt!
    Oh, the picture of you with your little one is so cute!

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  4. Awesome invisible zipper! I love it - you are killing it with your sewing - Great skirt and perfect fit!

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  5. Man, you ARE fast! That skirt looks great and now I'm very curious to know about the topstitching pointing to "your parts". I can't see it all in the photos, which I think is a good sign!

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  6. Yep--that does like like the perfect skirt to romp with your heirs in! Have fund doing that! But oh yes--definitely it wants a pair of gorgeous boots to romp with also!

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  7. Gosh, I LOVE that skirt! It reminds me of the passage in India Knight's Thrift Book (I had a book delivery this week, hmm) where she talks about neutral tones and natural fabrics being one of the ways to "look rich". XD

    I love seeing your confidence growing in editing these sewing projects, too - do you realise how far you've come even since I've been reading your blog? It's amazing, well done you!

    (PS. You totally inspired me, I went and bought Butterick 4790, and plan to make my own breastfeeding-friendly version. Merci!)

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