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Added Nov 22, 2011

by jamierhitt

Venice, Florida,...






I made this project based on a skirt pattern in the print version of Burda Style Magazine 11/2011. While I have sewn and designed with self taught techniques many costumes over the years THIS IS THE FIRST PATTERN I’VE EVER ATTEMPTED. It is also the first time I have used interfacing and the first time I used lining in a garment. With the discovery of BurdaStyle.com and a new subscription to Burda Style Magazine has come a new found obsession in actually learning professional techniques to sew my own new wardrobe. Thus I hope this is the first of many projects you will be seeing from me! …
The pattern called for a stretch Satin but when I asked the sales lady at Joann’s if they had any in stock she laughed at me so I scoured the shelves and found this gorgeous Silk Charmeuse with a slight stretch. After the garment was finished I read reviews on the fabric and learned Charmeuse is hard to work with, fragile and not recommended for tailored garments.. “opps” but in my opinion it came out well. I did notice a couple places where the fabric had some issues from pinning but nothing noticeable. I also have worn the skirt twice and it has held up fine. My issue will be that is calls for dry cleaning.

Material Notes

Silk Charmeuse … to me the pink cheetah print is reminiscent of Betsey Johnson…

The Pink lining matched the cheetah spots perfectly




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    Mar 2, 2012, 03.43 AMby Princess McGhee

    Super cute!! Great job!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 11.05 PMby heatherlou

    I want to make this with a lightweight cashmere wool I found on sale because I love the shape but I’m not sure it’s going to work. In the magazine it looks like it bubbles a bit at the stomach. Does your skirt do this? Don’t want to waste the fabric if my material is totally ill-suited for this project.

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      Jan 18, 2012, 03.11 AMby jamierhitt

      I am not sure how well it would work for the lightweight cashmere wool… It does bubble slightly more so depending on how well the fabric will or won’t hold the pleat…. it’s a really flattering skirt though so I say try… You could always make the pleats longer or do without them depending on the bubbling

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    Jan 8, 2012, 11.17 AMby aileenc

    Lovely! And fits really nice at the back. Well done!

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    • Jamie_jasmine_large

      Jan 18, 2012, 03.12 AMby jamierhitt

      Thank you … My waist and hips are two different sizes so altering it to fit just right was “fun”

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