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Burda 1/2009/113 Skirt

Added Apr 5, 2010

by sherrys

Auckland, New Ze...




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A high-waisted pencil skirt with front button closure and pocket flaps.
I cut the facings the same length as the yoke, and made boning channels to insert boning in all seams. I also lengthened the skirt 3cm, and inserted lining.
It fits really well with no alterations, and now I’m thinking about which colour use for my next one!

Further details are on my blog

Material Notes

Wool/elastane twill
Viscose bemberg lining
Lightweight knit fusible
Tagua Nut buttons




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Military
Suiting, Wool

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    Apr 5, 2010, 07.30 PMby keren

    Thanks for the explanation about boning! Yes I heard it was used in corsets but I didn’t know what it was made of. Is it like a round plastic rod or flat? Where would you use it on a skirt (on which seams)? Interesting!

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      Apr 6, 2010, 12.05 AMby sherrys

      The boning I used is a flat plastic rod, but there are various types, both metal and plastic, some are sew-in, but this type needs a channel.
      I used boning in all the skirt yoke seams – side front, side, side back and centre back seams. I only used it in this skirt because it is high-waisted, sitting about 5cm above the natural waist, and it needed the extra support.
      Try some!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 08.22 AMby keren

    It looks great! I’ll now be running off to see the original in the magazine :-) Can you please explain the purpose of the boning that you added to all of the seams? What is this boning made of?

    HEY! :-) I just checked the magazine and found that I made the other variation of this skirt myself as well! I made it as a beginner when I still didn’t know which fabrics were suitable and I made several mistakes… But it really is a great pattern!

    If you’d like to see the skirts I made from this pattern:


    They are the two almost at the bottom: - Camel colored Office Skirt - Mustard Green colored Office Skirt

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    • Buzzybee_ravelry_large

      Apr 5, 2010, 07.27 PMby sherrys

      Your skirts look great!
      Boning is a thin plastic rod that I slipped into boning channels that I made in the seams. It helps to hold the area upright and flat so it doesn’t crease when you sit down/bend over etc. You’ve probably heard of it being used in corsets, but it has lots of other uses too!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 02.38 AMby pcvalery

    I love the color! It looks great

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