Black Sateen Jenny Skirt - with Suspenders!
Added Feb 22, 2010
Astoria, New Yor...
This skirt is BurdaStyle’s Jenny skirt, and I spent a lot of time fitting it. I started by cutting a 44 in the hips and a 42 in the waist, and ended up taking it in more in the waist and upper hip. I like my skirts below the knee, and I had to add an extra three inches to this pattern to get it there. I also changed the waistband layout. The pattern had it cut on the bias, and then stretched to fit the skirt pieces. I didn’t really like the idea of having to stretch out the fabric to get it to fit, so I cut it on the straight grain instead. This meant that the waistband needed to be just a little bigger, since it wouldn’t be stretched on the bias. So I made sure that the seams lined up as I was checking the pattern.
I also crossed the straps in the back for extra security.
Anyway, I’m so pleased with the fit of the skirt and I know I’ll be making this pattern again and again. One of my favorite things about it is that it tapers in at the knee, creating a super curvy silhouette.
I’m wearing it with Colette Patterns Sencha Blouse. See more details on my blog!
The fabric I used is a black cotton stretch sateen, and I lined it with a hot pink stretch poly lining fabric.