Added Dec 19, 2010
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I wanted a new skirt in a bright color and trendy shape for work. I made it just in time for the office holiday party. It fits above the hips and is hemmed to just above the knee. Not particularly creative on my part (see the picture for the Marie skirt and you’ll see that mine is quite similar), but this may be one of the first times in my life I’ve actually followed pattern instructions, so I should get points for that.
That said, the pattern instructions are unintelligible, so I believe I was following the intended instructions but can’t be sure. I’ve also noticed that the folks at BurdaStyle often put belts around problematic waist lines (for the Maire they used some kind of rope), and from the pictures of finished projects I didn’t like the flat part of the dress where the pleats meet the waistline. Soooo, I borrowed from Simplicity’s new skirt pattern and added a little tie at the front. I’m quite pleased with the results. I also pulled off my first ever lapped zipper using my technique (yes, I created my own instructions from sewing class just so that I could follow them later).
What I really liked about this pattern, unlike other printable patterns, is that it took only 8 pages to print, as the front and back are cut in the same shape. This is how ALL printable patterns should work. Otherwise, they should just come from the store.