Added Jul 22, 2010
Another delightful op shop beginning – I found an awesome khaki based jungle print remnant (lovely thin cotton; similar fabric to summer sarongs). I was originally planning for this to be a late 40’s era dress but there wasn’t really enough fabric for it, so the skirt was a winner.
I love this pattern – it features an amazing front peplum-esque drape which begins at the waistline and drapes all the way down the length of the skirt.
There are actually a few colours in the print, which may be hard to tell from the photos – khaki, light green, light blue, light pink, black.. subtle touches of colour which allow you to accessorise fairly successfully with a range of colours… joy!
This was a fun project; a bit fiddly getting the drape peplum to be the exact fit for the waistband, and also the malleable nature of the material made sewing this piece a bit tricky. So worthwhile for the end result!
2nd hand fabric remnant, 2nd hand zipper
Check out these festive sewing patterns just in time for Oktoberfest
Fashion & Trends
All the fall trouser sewing inspiration you need.
Pattern of the Week
This jacket is a mix of mod and military and will change the look of any outfit!
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.