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Black Sateen Jenny Skirt - with Suspenders!

Added Feb 22, 2010

by gertie

Astoria, New Yor...






This skirt is BurdaStyle’s Jenny skirt, and I spent a lot of time fitting it. I started by cutting a 44 in the hips and a 42 in the waist, and ended up taking it in more in the waist and upper hip. I like my skirts below the knee, and I had to add an extra three inches to this pattern to get it there. I also changed the waistband layout. The pattern had it cut on the bias, and then stretched to fit the skirt pieces. I didn’t really like the idea of having to stretch out the fabric to get it to fit, so I cut it on the straight grain instead. This meant that the waistband needed to be just a little bigger, since it wouldn’t be stretched on the bias. So I made sure that the seams lined up as I was checking the pattern.

I also crossed the straps in the back for extra security.

Anyway, I’m so pleased with the fit of the skirt and I know I’ll be making this pattern again and again. One of my favorite things about it is that it tapers in at the knee, creating a super curvy silhouette.

I’m wearing it with Colette Patterns Sencha Blouse. See more details on my blog!

Material Notes

The fabric I used is a black cotton stretch sateen, and I lined it with a hot pink stretch poly lining fabric.




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    Oct 1, 2010, 11.02 AMby possumnz

    Love the way you have made it your own but adding your personal style… you look absolutely fab! Ka pai..

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    Jul 14, 2010, 09.04 AMby millytant

    How weird, I just was looking at your pics in “Sew Hip” which I get specially imported and here you are again. Looking good mate, looks like a wise investment.

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    Apr 1, 2010, 11.36 PMby chantelly191

    This is fantastic. I’m in love with this silhouette and the straps make it so much better. You did an amazing job.

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    Mar 19, 2010, 11.43 PMby helenadoll

    It looks very good. Well done with mixing pattern sizes, I always have to do it – but in such a sloppy way! You have made this pattern fit you nicely :D

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    Mar 8, 2010, 06.36 PMby claudinka

    Wow! That is great, and it fits you perfectly! I like the red lining.

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    Mar 1, 2010, 11.59 AMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Wauw! You look amazing! Love the skirt, love the blouse (and love the glasses!) :-)

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    Feb 27, 2010, 01.45 PMby mrsevande

    I love this skirt now! You did a wonderful job. I think i might make one now.

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    Feb 24, 2010, 12.46 PMby carottesauvage

    As if the pattern was drafted exclusively for you! Love your top too…

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    Feb 24, 2010, 01.01 AMby nessys

    You did a fab job with the fitting – like a glove, Darl, a glove! That is my fave skirt length too – very classy! Less (leg) is always more (sexy!)!!!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 09.31 PMby missuscrime

    You’re cute and so is your skirt!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 05.08 AMby skaette

    VERY cute.

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    Feb 23, 2010, 04.20 AMby monicacaroline

    this is gorgeous. I really want this skirt now!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 11.21 PMby twoboos

    SOOOO cute! love it… great photo too!!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 11.05 PMby sewbissy

    I love this combination! Aside from how pretty it looks on you, you just look so happy wearing it!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 10.34 PMby djoule

    Looks really great !! The fit is perfect, bravo !!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 08.59 PMby frkbustad

    Gorgeous Gertie! Thanks for sharing the alterations with us! From what I can see, this’ll become a greater hit than my altered Kasia, and luckily I have metres of metres of black cotton stretch twill and sateen…

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    Feb 22, 2010, 08.41 PMby bekaem

    Super. Simple but you’re going to get a lot of compliments wearing this. And your length suits the proportions of the high waisted skirt a lot better, makes the original look like it’s been accidentally pulled upwards by the straps, in comparison.

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    Feb 22, 2010, 08.33 PMby nettie

    You look amazing!!! And I love your Black Apple prints in the background!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 07.45 PMby irmchen

    You are right: it makes a super curvy sihouette! The ‘Sencha Blouse’ is perfect to wear with this skirt. In german I would say: Hammer geil! :-)

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    Feb 22, 2010, 07.41 PMby emlj

    LOVE it, looks fantastic on you

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