Added Mar 29, 2008
Auckland, New Ze...
I needed a skirt to wear for skating practice (roller derby), and all the suitable skirts in the shops were either too short or too long, and all of them were too small (I’m a fatty!). I had a clear idea in mind of what I wanted, and decided to have a crack at making it even though I haven’t done any sewing for about 5 years! I spent half a day making this from scratch. I was happy with the final result, however the shapes of the diagonal curves need to be tweaked a little, particularly the top layer, and I made it in a rush so I didn’t press it either, so the hems look a little untidy. Its actually a bit too small for me, I underestimated how much stretch it would lose after sewing the layers on…but this is good incentive to shed a few more kgs! I will look hot out on the rink in this soon!
The underskirt is lycra knit,and the flouncey diagonal overlapping bits are lightweight chiffon, cut on the bias. The waistband was a bit of an afterthought, I hadn’t planned how I was going to do that so I just overlocked elastic to it and turned it in.
All credit to me!
Comment To Win
Share your top fabric care tips for a chance to be in the magazine, and to get the issue for free!
See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
Fashion & Trends
Can't wait for the Hunger Games film? Sew up the perfect Katniss outfit!
Pattern of the Week
Sew yourself a bunch of different colored pullovers this season for a cozy and quick project!
Watch the video to find out more about our two excited and interactive courses
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.