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Curved waist pencil skirt

Added Sep 21, 2009

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...






I made this skirt a couple of years ago in the long version with a straight waistband, in a rust pinstripe velveteen sort of fabric. This weekend I decided to make it again, but change it up with the shorter hem length, curved waistband, and denim fabric. It was my first time using sew-in interfacing, and I don’t want to go back to fusible! Again, I had to double the darts on the front and back, then use a smaller size for the waste – hips ;) A little trickier with the curved band, and it’s not perfectly snug, but I still like it.

Burda 8155

Material Notes

denim, sew-in interfacing



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Mod, Vintage

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    Jan 26, 2012, 05.30 PMby Ljiljan

    Amazing !

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    Sep 1, 2011, 05.55 PMby kstyled

    This pencil skirt is FIERCE!!!

  • Sart_large

    May 24, 2010, 08.40 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice skirt!

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    May 20, 2010, 01.51 PMby ink

    Love high-waisted skirts and I love the beveled front!

  • Sdc10583_large

    Sep 25, 2009, 09.47 PMby Delightful Bina

    wowie… this skirt is smoking hot on you! :) I love it! it’s such a fab shape!

    4 Replies
    • Cali_large

      Sep 29, 2009, 01.26 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks, DB! I still wish I had adjusted the waistband a bit more so it’s more snug. But it’s good to feel comfortable, too ;)

    • Sdc10583_large

      Sep 29, 2009, 06.11 PMby Delightful Bina

      Comfort… especially for the food babies that occur!

      Me and friends call that bloated feeling you get after eating when you can’t suck in anymore…a food baby… Sometimes, it’s twins… ;op

    • Cali_large

      Sep 30, 2009, 04.05 PMby threadsquare

      Haha!!! I’m totally using that…food babies! (I think I marked it inappropriate by mistake when trying to reply. It’s waaaay too appropriate!)

    • Sdc10583_large

      Sep 30, 2009, 06.37 PMby Delightful Bina

      Oh, I’ve done that so many times… and I feel so bad, cos I’m just trying to reply and there doesn’t seem to be an undo!

      And I feel awful cos I first thought that it was me reporting that person to Burdastyle, but it seems that the comment remains as it is, which the statement of inappropriate-ness. :o)

  • Cali_large

    Sep 21, 2009, 10.41 PMby threadsquare

    ps – the word “skirt” in my post is a link to a photo of Burda pattern 8155.

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