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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Burda 4/2011 123 Maxi skirt


So I finally got to make the linen maxi I wanted at the end of the summer, oh well. I used the linen from this other Burda dress. I still have fabric left.


The grain runs straight through the center of the side panels, front and back which gives this pattern a lovely drape. Because I needed a bit taken at the waist I did stay-stitch plus at the waistline and secured it with cotton stay tape, then I attached the waistband.

The invisible zipper goes in the seam of the right side back panel which made fitting this skirt a breeze, especially since I ended up taking in the side seams.


I did not line the skirt, I believe one of the versions is lined, also I eliminated the pockets. The linen was very drapey and shifted quite easily when cutting and sewing so I did not want to complicate things; I also like the close fit around the hips I was able to get without pockets.

This skirt was finished before the hurricane and I already wore it. I loved the feeling of the airy cool linen around my legs when moving and I love the ways it looks. This pattern would be great in wool crepe, and I think I see it in my future for fall and winter.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful skirt!

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  2. Love how that skirt drapes and it must swish wonderfully when you walk.

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  3. I love the whole outfit. Perfect for everyday with a little edge to it!! Enjoy.

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  4. Ditto. I love it too. Now that the days are cooler, this maxi skirt is perfect.

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  5. I love the smooth front waistline. Not lots of extra fabric. Enjoy!

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  6. You look very good in maxi length. The skirt has an amazing color - very good job:-)

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  7. You'll definitely be able to wear that throughout the Fall so it doesn't have to get put away anytime soon! Looks like a great casual breezy piece.

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  8. You've influenced me here. I have firmed up the idea of a maxi skirt for summer. Love the floaty linen and it is beautifully made as always.

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  9. Ah linen, what a dream fabric and this skirt is fantastic.

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  10. Oh, this is so perfect love "working" with linen. So soft and fresh for high temperatures, your skirt is so flattering on you!

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  11. This is so pretty, looks great on you.

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  12. What a terrific, long skirt. Perfect for fall.

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