High waisted red wool skirt

Added Apr 13, 2012

by G-A-

Oxford, United K...

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Description

There’s never enough red in one’s wardrobe. At least, I wanted more colour in mine for winter so I made this skirt in a very soft and drapey red wool challis. I underlined it for structure and opaqueness with red viscose cupro lining. I realised I love underlining :)

I modified a pattern from Burda 08/2011 (great magazine, one of my favourite burdas) by adding a waistband, changing the front to one piece and adding a zipper at the back. I used a great technique for finishing seams and underlining at the same time. The underlining and the fashion fabrics pieces are first sewn right sides together with a 1/8inch (3mm) seam and then pressed and turned before basting and sewing the seams. It ensures a finish similar to French seams, and not bulky at all. But it can become tricky if you have to make alterations so I recommend it if you already know the fit of your pattern. I used a zipper from my stash instead of an invisible zipper, and centered it at the back.

Material Notes

Red wool challis (wrinkles a bit too easily), red cupro viscose lining (also called Bemberg lining), 1 red zipper, one mother of pearl button and one skirt hook for the waistband, stiff interfacing for the waistband.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic, Preppy
Material
Wool

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    Apr 15, 2012, 08.22 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Love it (:

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      Apr 15, 2012, 08.50 PMby G-A-

      Thanks :)

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    Apr 13, 2012, 03.16 PMby sunnilj9

    I adore the side pleats! What a great touch! Lovely colour and style too! xoxo, Suni

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      Apr 13, 2012, 05.19 PMby G-A-

      Thanks Suni. The pleats decided me on this pattern, I have to say. And so easy to do as well.

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    Apr 13, 2012, 02.21 PMby burdastyle

    Lovely skirt and a perfectly bold color choice!

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      Apr 13, 2012, 05.18 PMby G-A-

      Thank you, it will cheer me up during these long gray winters of England.

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    Apr 13, 2012, 01.44 PMby zsyzu

    I like the alterations you made to this pattern. It’s such a nice, pretty skirt. Well done!

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      Apr 13, 2012, 05.18 PMby G-A-

      Oh thank you very much, zsyzu.

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    Apr 13, 2012, 01.05 PMby erin

    Really nice, love the colour!!

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      Apr 13, 2012, 05.18 PMby G-A-

      Thanks, I am glad you like it

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    Apr 13, 2012, 09.27 AMby Miriamsyr

    What a pretty skirt! And that underlining technique sounds great. I’ll definitely have to try that soon!

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    Apr 13, 2012, 08.35 AMby laracrj

    Fits perfectly and I love the colour! Gorgeous skirt

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Apr 13, 2012, 05.16 PMby G-A-

      Thank you so much!

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