Ra Ra Skirt in black

Added Jan 6, 2012

by littlebettyd...

Sydney, Australia

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Based on Burda 06/2010 ruffle skirt #121, made with cotton fabric from Tessuti.

To make my variation of this pattern, I used only two flounces and changed them to 3/4 circles, rather than the Burda full circle flounces, as I was quite concerned about looking ‘too frilly’. I significantly lengthened the flounces from the pattern length of 6 inches to my 11 inches and hemmed them with a 1/8 inch seam using the roll hem foot on my regular sewing machine.

I lengthened the lining, which is a solid black, silk cotton voile also from Tessuti, from 8 inches to about 10 or so. This was a necessary change given I am often lugging children around and picking up after then, and I like to stay decent. My skirt sits 1 inch below my natural waist and about 1.5 inches above the top of my knee, which is about as short as I could go without looking pushing the decency barrier further.

I really tried to plan the fabric placement on the two flounces, so the first and second tier would vary the fabric design lines. I think I was quite successul at this.

More details on my blog.

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Intermediate

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Women
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Skirt

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    Jan 7, 2012, 03.24 PMby notdeadredhead

    Love it! I’m glad to find others that are concerned with that decency line. It can be fun to see models wearing those dangerously short Minis, but they’re not really practical for those of us that would have to wear it on more than just the catwalk. Can’t say enough how much I love it! It’s cute, decent, and oh-so-awesome!

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    Jan 6, 2012, 07.48 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    You’ve been very productive recently! Pretty skirt.

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    Jan 6, 2012, 03.15 AMby schnui

    Fun skirt made with great fabric. It looks really nice on you.

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    Jan 6, 2012, 03.15 AMby schnui

    Fun skirt made with great fabric. It looks really nice on you.

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/ra-ra-skirt-in-black