Added Nov 22, 2011
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.
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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