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Noir Melissa

Added Jan 3, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

Sydney (Inner We...






Burda’s project of the week! A wee-small remnant of stretch black wool is the perfect size for this one. And soooo comfortable. Not your average pencil skirt, either! It stretches every way I bend (see the 2nd photo). Like wearing a hug. Did I mention it is comfortable? I love it

A few modifications:
1) tapered line of skirt to be more figure hugging – in at waist and in at knee
2) used two pieces for waist band – two side seams instead of one (because of limited size of remnant)
3) hand stitched hem so it is invisible – I first made the twin stitching hem and didn’t like how the shape of the fabric changed. I unpicked it (seriously, late night) and hand stitched for a smooth seamless look
4) hand stitched seam allowance at waist band – the fabric is quite thick and the stitching holds it in place for a lump-free profile
5) added ribbon loop to inside of centre back waist band – now I can tell the front from the back

Thank you, Burda!
That’s a fabric remnant put to sensational use.

Material Notes

wool polyamide jersey




Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Preppy
Knits/Jersey, Other, Wool



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    Aug 1, 2011, 10.33 AMby tirrs

    looks good

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    Jan 5, 2010, 12.33 AMby nikkialexis

    like wearing a hug? don’t mind if i do! it looks fantastic!

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      Jan 5, 2010, 11.28 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Yes, I didn’t want to take it off! Even though it is summer (here) and I used a thick jersey, I wanted to keep it on it felt sooo nice and supportive.
      Thank you!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 04.12 PMby emlj

    love it!

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      Jan 5, 2010, 11.31 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Thank you.
      You have so many projects! I adore your Speedy Chic. And you drew the pattern yourself.That’s talent!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 09.52 PMby sarsaparilla

    Looks very nice!

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      Jan 5, 2010, 11.36 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi Sarsaparilla, It is great to see your “Finally!” creation as a featured project. Congratulations!

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      Jan 6, 2010, 06.20 AMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks :)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 10.16 AMby tanyaaa

    Looks very professional and I love your shoes! =]

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      Jan 5, 2010, 11.53 PMby Passiona Cottee

      You called it ‘professional’! You’ve made my day. Hand stitching the hem really paid off ;)

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