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African patterned skirt

Added Jun 26, 2010

by petitejosette

Vancouver, Canada






This is based on BWOF April 2010, style 111A
I say based on because I had to do some important alterations to avoid the major pouchyness that was happening when I first tried on the skirt.
After cutting out about 2 1/2 inch in the middle of the front and 4 inches in the middle of the back, I rearranged the pleating in the front (made the 2 center pleats smaller than the original one) and got rid of pleats all together in the back, replaced by basic darts…

For more photos and details, check out my blog: http://petitejosette.blogspot.com

photos: Brice Ferre (www.briceferre.com)

ps: I have tried checking the box “My project is based on an existing project or pattern on BurdaStyle” so I could connect it to the burda pattern “4/2010 Full Skirt with Tie”, but for some reason it kept asking me to add the pattern’s name, even when I a already did…

Material Notes

100% cotton




Garment Type

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    Jun 28, 2010, 11.56 AMby ginasophia

    This was on my “I want to make” list, but now seeing it in this beautiful African print and styled so beautifully I think I will move it to my “I really have to make” list! Thanks for the inspirational push, yours is just so beautiful and I will definitely be taking your alterations into consideration!!

    plus.. the photography is incredible as well.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 03.23 AMby petitejosette

      Hi GinaSophia
      Thanks for your comment ! My alterations where kinda improvised. I think my fabric choice was part of the problem in the skirt being so puffy. A more drapy fabric with less body and stiff would have been better. Also, the size I traced was definitely too big and I think with a smaller size I wouldn’t have had the pouchiness issue. I should have probably tried the pattern on before cutting anything.
      Check out LaTulipeNoire on Burdastyle for her version, and there’s one on Pattern review as well

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    Jun 27, 2010, 04.55 AMby benew

    Your skirt turned out so awesome. I’m really glad you were able to finagle the pleats to get the fit to do what you wanted! Beautiful.

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    Jun 27, 2010, 04.44 AMby carolyn-s

    This looks really good, and worth all the extra alterations you had to do to achieve a good fit.

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