Added Feb 29, 2008
Since I was dealing with limited fabric for this project, I did not place the pattern on the bias. I also shortened the skirt since there was not enough fabric. I added one inch to the sides of the bottom to increase volume slightly. I did use the waistband. Instead, I used the centre zipper tutorial at Fashion Incubator to put in the zipper with a facing. I modified the centre back for this to work and made a separate facing pattern for the back. I also had to take in the waist by 1 1/2 inches on each side of the waist for a snug fit.
I had to buy these small pieces of fabric that I found at a thrift store although I did not know what for at the time. There were two pieces that were each 19 by 34 inches and they cost 30 cents!
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
Member Project of the Week
The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.