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A Comical Skirt

Added May 14, 2013

by frederi

Never, Netherlan...






Inspired by the Sewing Bee, I wanted to see if I could put together a simple A-line skirt in an hour and 15 minutes. It was harder than I had expected and I failed desperately: it took me a little over 3 hours! I take my hat of to the contestants!

I used a Burda Young pattern for a short skirt – Burda8237 – and lengthened it. Side zipper, 2 darts in the back and no waistband.

Material Notes

100% cotton from A.Boeken in Amsterdam




Spring, Summer
Garment Type



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    May 15, 2013, 10.37 AMby TartanRibbon

    Your skirt is fab – love the fabric :-) I’ve been thinking about trying the same thing to see what I could do on a time limit – so far I’ve managed to put it off for fear of facing the truth that all sewing projects take more time than you planned and probably explains why I’m always doing last minute hems etc before an item makes its debut!

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      May 15, 2013, 06.20 PMby frederi

      Thanks! I hope you will try sewing on a time limit though, cause even if I am the slowest sewer on the planet (and I did feel discouraged about that fact at first), I had never finished a sewing project this fast! It was fun. Let me know if you do decide to give it a try.

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    May 14, 2013, 11.20 AMby Käsekosmonautin

    I see you´re from the Netherlands. Yesterday I recieved Knipmode May 2013 and the patterns are so pretty in this edition.

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      May 14, 2013, 11.58 AMby frederi

      I cancelled my subscription just last month, because I did not like the patterns at all anymore, but I will certainly check out the new issue! Thanks!

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      May 15, 2013, 06.26 PMby frederi

      Hi Kosmo! I just bought KnipMode June and that item is really nice. Thanks for bringing KM to my attention again!

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      May 17, 2013, 04.39 PMby Käsekosmonautin

      I´m looking forward to buy KM June next weekend when I´m in Hasselt/Belgium. Jieeehaaa :-) Hope it exists already…

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    May 14, 2013, 11.15 AMby liliv-1

    nice and fun print!

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      May 14, 2013, 11.55 AMby frederi

      Thanks Liliv!

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    May 14, 2013, 11.07 AMby Käsekosmonautin

    The print matches the skirt perfectly!

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      May 14, 2013, 11.10 AMby frederi

      Thanks kosmo!

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