Sunday, June 27, 2010

FO: Burda 02-2010-104 Skirt

My first Burda (magazine) pattern... 02-2010-104 skirt. I love the simplicity of this skirt! There's some great versions here and here and here. I'm glad this was my first Burda pattern since it's so easy... I didn't really need to refer to Burda's infamous instructions. :)

Burda 02-2010-104

Pattern: 02-2010-104
Fabric: Stretch cotton sateen print from Hancock Fabrics from summer 2009
Notions: invisible white zipper

Burda 02-2010-104

As much I love this skirt, I ended up giving it away to my sister-in-law due to sizing.  I like to wear my bottoms at my lower waist. The pattern specifically said that the top of the waistband was going to be at my waist, and I chose to ignore it. It wasn't blatantly ignored... I reasoned it through saying that the little bit of lycra would be enough to make the skirt hit my lower waist. I was wrong because it was interfaced! Haha... I could wear, but I wouldn't be happy with it. It's where it will be loved and worn. :)

On another note, the waistband got a little wonky and the "stitch in the ditch" isn't looking so hot... I think it's because I was originally going to omit the interfacing and then changed my mind, which ended up going on the lining/inside portion.

Burda 02-2010-104

Burda 02-2010-104

But on a good note... my invisible zipper looks much better than my last skirt. Burda 02-2010-104

Even though I didn't end up with the skirt, I really like the pattern and will give it another shot. Happy creating!

16 comments:

Karin van D. said...

It's lovely indeed. That fabric is very cute!

Linda said...

Congrats on completeing your first Burda style skirt. Lovely fabric.

raven said...

I think this looks too cute!! i'm sooo loving this print - i'm almost sad you had to give it up, but I'm sure your sis-in-law appreciated it :)

and ooooooooh gurrrrl I know what you mean about 'stitch-in-the-ditch' (!!!) I start off ok, then get a lil too confident, then veer off the 'ditch' pretty badly :/

xo,
raven

Angela said...

Thanks, ladies!

toy said...

I love this fabric, I would make a nice sheath dress, you look super cute in this skirt

Monique said...

I see that, like myself, you gravitate towards colors. Very pretty skirt.

Kathi said...

Very cute - I have worn my version many times this summer!!

Angela said...

Thanks, ladies, for your wonderful comments! They make me smile!

Cennetta said...

Burda??? I need to sew some BWOF patterns. Lol Your skirt is so cute.

Sarah said...

Ooh, beautiful skirt! Job well done on that invisible zipper. They make me want to tear my hair out...LOL!

Alice said...

I already quite of wanted to do that skirt but now, I'm sure I'll do it !
I mostly use Burda mag patterns and I've learned to never look at the instructions unless it's ABSOLUTELY necessary !^^

sewconvert said...

Cute skirt and I love that fabric!

Angela said...

Thanks, ladies!

@Sarah: There are many times I tore my hair out trying to do them, too! :)

orlahutton said...

Very cute skirt! The fabric is very pretty.

Sheila said...

Such a pretty skirt. I was wondering why you were so quiet... I didn't know you'd switch to a new blog.

Cecili said...

I love your skirt, the design is simple yet catchy and this fabric is a beauty!