Added Apr 13, 2012
Oxford, United K...
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.
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.
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