Taking pictures by myself is so awkward for me... I don't look happy at all. :P
Pattern: Burda 05-2012-113 Starburst Skirt view C (can be downloaded here, too)
Fabric: 1.5 yd remnant of floral watercolor knit from The Common Thread
What I Love: ONE pattern piece!
- Added 1" seam allowances to adjust for fit... since I haven't made very many Burda patterns and I'm all over the size chart, I decided trace the middle size and add large seam allowances. I also measured the pattern piece to see if I was even close, and I was. In the end, I didn't need the 1" seam allowances.
- Fabric choice is important on this one... need something not too thick but not too thin with nice stretch and good recovery. There are no closures or zippers on this skirt so the waist needs to be able to go over the hips.
- Cut slightly off grain due to fabric limitations
- Hand basted the pleats prior to sewing
- Weirdly graded pleats once sewn together to reduce bulk
- Cut the length for view C, but then cut off extra 2" in length (probably more like view A)
- Took in waist about 1"
- Didn't look at directions... just trace, mark and cut fabric, pleat, hand baste pleats, serge facing bottom edge, sew side seams, grade pleats, serge side seams, fold over facing and attach at side seams, flip facing, and hem
- Fabric is a little bit on the thin side and the waist is very flimsy... need to add something to stabilize... maybe elastic?
- Fabric was easy to sew, but was very "sticky".