Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Sexy Pencil Skirt in Red

Added Sep 26, 2010

by milkyway

Enschede, Nether...






This pattern came from Burda Magazine September 2010. wich also brings great patterns specially this skirt wich I made with left overs of fake suede.
It is all composed with several curvy layers at the front and one long vertical at the back.
The fitting is just amazing, i didnt have to make any arrangement to the pattern, I finished it and I put it on, seems like made just for your body. Looks super sexy, very retro style and versatile too.

Material Notes

left overs of suede




Garment Type

11 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Ange_may2013_urbandelight_large

    Oct 5, 2010, 04.03 PMby angekronaus

    VA VA VOOM – you look gorgeous. Well done. Ive had this skirt (& the matching dress) earmarked for stitching up but studies have taken priority :-( Thanks for the inspiring motivation :-)

  • Img_0316_2_large

    Oct 3, 2010, 02.00 AMby sigrid

    Now I want to make it!

  • 11012193_10154291143778709_5088354849278823877_n-2_large

    Sep 27, 2010, 12.58 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Wow!!! Great skirt, great styling! Where did you get those fab shoes?? :-)

    2 Replies
    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 27, 2010, 02.28 PMby milkyway

      Hey mitmit thank you very much for the comments.
      I buy all my shoes in the States. Here in Holland is almost impossible to find heels.
      You can find them on ebay, Brand ZINC

    • 11012193_10154291143778709_5088354849278823877_n-2_large

      Oct 15, 2010, 07.19 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

      Great! Thanks! The only problem would be, that with danish taxes and all it’ll end up costing me a minor fortune, I’m afraid. Have you tried www.nelly.com or www.irregularchoice.com? They’ve got great, funny heels :-)

  • 026_125_eves_a_singer_varrogep_preview_large

    Sep 27, 2010, 10.25 AMby hdk100

    Wow! Something like Marylin would wear… :) Was this a strech febric? I’m planning on making one too, but I’m not sure I could sit or walk in one if it’s not srtrechy. Your piece is wonderful!

    2 Replies
    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 27, 2010, 10.34 AMby milkyway

      Thank you very much, I actually used suede fake of course. I dont recommend you stretchy material cause could be kind of complicated due to the several curvy layers the skirt has at the front. And dont worry because of walking because it has 2 slits at the back

    • 026_125_eves_a_singer_varrogep_preview_large

      Sep 27, 2010, 10.39 AMby hdk100

      Great! Thanks for the advice!

  • Profil02_large

    Sep 27, 2010, 06.38 AMby helluvaguy

    Very nice fabric you chose for the skirt, and it’s a nice idea to do slits on both seams in the back. It’s good to see this great pattern works also in such a vibrant color. I used a charcoal grey for the one I did, but another color might be just round the bend. That skirt really suits you well.

    1 Reply
    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 27, 2010, 10.00 AMby milkyway

      Thank you for your nice comments, I will check your skirt.

  • Image_large

    Sep 26, 2010, 06.49 PMby rifka

    Hot! Looks great. Love the color and styling. Nothing like a classic pencil skirt. I’m going to have to revisit that issue and have a go at making one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1 Reply
    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 06.52 PMby milkyway

      You have to do it, really worth it

  • Logo4957b_large

    Sep 26, 2010, 05.56 PMby jenss-1

    Thank you for posting all the photos—I’ve been curious about this pattern. The fit looks great and the suede is a nice texture. Great work!

    1 Reply
    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 06.46 PMby milkyway

      Thanks a lot for the comments, the suede was really a good option. You should try to do it

  • Sm_madmen_icon_large

    Sep 26, 2010, 05.49 PMby semacnair

    Nice Man Men Skirt! I love it. Thanks for noting it came from the magazine. Are the patterns in the magazine difficult to use? Are their multiple patterns on one print out, that you have to trace to muslin?

    4 Replies
    • Logo4957b_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 05.55 PMby jenss-1

      The patterns are printed (overlapping) on one or two big sheets of paper. So, you have to trace them onto tissue paper and add the seam allowances. It can be a little confusing at times, and It’s a little bit of work, but considering the cost/value, I think it is worth the trouble.

    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 06.49 PMby milkyway

      I have a subscription of Burda for over 2 years, I am used to work with the patterns, to me they are really well identified. I didnt use tissue paper. i copy them with carbon paper on big sheets then cut it and use them. They last much longer than tissue. The magazine is very cheap considering the amount of great patterns you may have!

    • Sm_madmen_icon_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 07.37 PMby semacnair

      Thank Jen and Milkyway—I’ve been debating it for a while, but I keep downloading patterns from here, I could have paid for at least 2 newstand issues. I’m going to pick up a copy and finally check it out :) Thanks again!

    • 11012193_10154291143778709_5088354849278823877_n-2_large

      Sep 27, 2010, 12.57 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

      I absolutely agree with Milkyway. I’ve had my subscribtion for about a year and a half now, and I love it! <3
      It’s so worth the little extra work!

  • Images_large

    Sep 26, 2010, 04.38 PMby dabura

    looks great on you :) Stylish! Yesterday I sewed the same skirt but I cut a lot of the length to fix it to my height. You could see mine here: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/brown-velvet-skirt

    happy sewing :)

  • Img_9757_large

    Sep 26, 2010, 03.46 PMby nettie

    It looks great! I love how you styled it with the stripes and polka dots, too!

    1 Reply
    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 06.49 PMby milkyway

      Thanks for your comments,

  • Ooobop_thatched_house_large

    Sep 26, 2010, 03.08 PMby janene

    So flattering and such a lovely length. I never think about extending skirts below the knee but I will now! Perfect teaming with the stripey top and polka dot shoes!

    1 Reply
    • Img_20160222_155241214_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 06.50 PMby milkyway

      Before trying it on I thought on shortening, but then I realized the long is just perfect. Thanks for your comments

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 14 people added it