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Burdastyle Jenny

Added Feb 15, 2011

by jessdahling

New York, New Yo...






The Burdastyle Jenny in red wool. I turned the back slit into a vent.

In my muslin, I thought I would need to cut a 34 in the waist and 36 through the hips, but my fabric was spongy and I ended up taking the extra ease right back out of the side seams. So this is a true 34. The one exception: I took a full TWO INCHES out of the waistband. What gives, Burda?

I found this pattern to be simple but clever. Little things like how you cut the waistband and interfacing on the bias, then stretch the waistband onto the skirt, make all the difference.

The directions are useless. I’d construct it like you would any interfaced, faced waistband. (Interface front; stitch to waistband front to waistband facing; clip seam; press facing to inside; turn under raw edge, press, stitch to cover seam.) I handstitched, because my fabric was so squishy I didn’t trust it to stay put, but you can topstitch. I still might.

The only thing I don’t like is that my hem is bulky. My fault. I turned under 5’8" twice. Don’t know what I was thinking. I may rip it out and redo with hem tape.

I will definitely make this again. Unlined, it makes up in only a couple of hours.




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    Feb 15, 2011, 08.56 PMby Testosterone

    You’ve got my endorsement on this one.

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    Feb 15, 2011, 07.12 PMby hasi

    I love it!! Especially the lenght of your skirt makes it look very fashionable!

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    Feb 15, 2011, 06.52 PMby salvia

    Looks beautiful. Red is such a great color.

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    Feb 15, 2011, 05.03 PMby mixtlii

    very classy and dynamic!

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    Feb 15, 2011, 04.54 PMby emlj

    oh wow its great! love the redness :-D

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