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Added Dec 28, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Anyone can sew this project, we promise! One of the simplest sewing patterns on the market: a high-waist stretch skirt. We made ours in two-toned purple stretch wool fit for cooler days but switch to cotton jersey for warmer weather.

Oh! and p.s. the pattern includes a dress option. Happy Sewing!

Material Notes

purple and magenta stretch wool




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Rayon



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    Apr 13, 2012, 07.36 PMby Fiedlerin


    here is a link to what I believe is the dress version

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    Feb 19, 2010, 01.06 AMby keren

    I bought the pattern and I don’t know how much fabric I need! :-| It says “1.5 yards” on the pattern page. but is that for the skirt or for the dress? How much fabric is needed for the skirt and how much for the dress?

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    Jan 13, 2010, 09.21 PMby hunnykunfan

    socks have to go with the shoes, i dc if its a bowling alley, its has to go, its disgusting

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    Jan 3, 2010, 03.22 AMby nikkialexis

    Has anyone been able to purchase this? I keep getting a 500 error and it says “Internal Server Issue”. I wrote Burda telling them my issue and haven’t heard anything back..

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      Jan 3, 2010, 08.45 AMby Passiona Cottee

      I kept getting that error when I tried to pay with pay pal.
      I paid with credit card direct instead and it worked… and I made it. It is a great pattern :D

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      Jan 4, 2010, 04.50 PMby burdastyle

      There is a problem with our PayPal button, we are trying to remedy this right now! We apologize for this problem, it is very annoying, and we’ll let you know as soon as it is working properly.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 04.30 AMby denese


    i am so dissapointed you do not have my size 16 american or europen 20 it is so dissapointing when we are not all cattered for. I think the question about the seat would be delt in the choice of the give of the stretch COULD YOU ADD A WOVEN FABRIC LOWER SKIRT BELOW THE BAND.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 01.20 AMby janetwayman

    Re the fit: it’s just a little too tight—a skirt should fall straight down from the fullest part of your behind, not cup under. And BurdaStyle, please do us English-major types a favor and look up the correct usage of “its” and “it’s.” Hint: they’re not interchangeable.

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      Jan 5, 2010, 11.10 PMby melissaann-1

      I disagree about the fit. I have a similar body type to the model (quite a coincidence in that my name also happens to be Melissa!) and I find that slight cupping under makes the most of my slender torso, round buttocks, and mild saddlebags.

      It’s like wearing a tight t-shirt to show off a great bustline and a slender waist, but no one considers that to be a fit problem. Maybe what we really need are more princess-line skirts and trousers that make the most of our curves.

      The real fit problem is caused by the foundation garments. Bikini briefs are probably the worst choice for this style. I never wear skirts like this without control top pantyhose or such like.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.10 PMby tessa1920

    I only see sizes 2-12 in the pdf instructions. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would love to see this in a plus size. Pencil skirts can be flattering for varying body types, and I’d love to give this one a try.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 04.58 PMby burdastyle

    Hello BurdaStyle members. I must explain why we are not showing the dress part of this pattern: We all know the economy has been struggling worldwide, and we have also felt it’s repercussions here at BS. We would love to give you everything at once but with our own cutbacks we have to space out our weekly projects & patterns. If we gave away what the dress looks like this week, next week’s project (of the dress pattern for example) wouldn’t be a surprise. One hint I can give you is that if you’re liking the shape of the skirt you’re probably going to like the dress- the dress uses the skirt as it’ bottom half.

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      Jan 7, 2010, 01.00 AMby Dani Restercher

      I don’t mean to argue because I understand that everyone’s struggling but it’s like buying an enveloped pattern that says: “you can make a skirt and a dress, but we’re not going to show you the dress unless you come back to the shop next week!!”. You’d put it right back on the shelf and never look back! Just the technical drawing would have sufficed.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.16 AMby sarsaparilla

    Looks nice, but I need to know what the dress looks like before I purchase the pattern.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.57 PMby erin

    Great pattern, but where can I see what the dress looks like??

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      Dec 30, 2009, 04.38 PMby victors

      Probably here in weeks to come. Still waiting to see what the dress included with the Jenny pattern looks like!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 02.31 PMby inga

    I like the skirt. but… I don’t know, maybe it’s the fabric choice but it doesn’t seem to be a pattern that’s flattering in the seat. I’m a novice (just got my first singer a few weeks ago) and I like the fact that it’s an easy to do pattern. Any advice on other fabrics that might hold their shape better?

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      Dec 31, 2009, 02.20 AMby eorpe

      I agree – if it makes that skinny young thing look a bit hippy from behind, good luck for the rest of us! It may be her choice of undies, rather than the skirt, though.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 10.48 AMby Lauaaa Night

    I like this, but where can i can what the dress looks like?

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      Dec 29, 2009, 05.19 PMby wzrdreams

      Ditto, and where are the instructions for the dress?
      I really need to see line drawings for patterns prior to purchase.

      Also, I often pic patterns based on my available fabric stash, so yardage/layout info would be helpful!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 09.39 AMby tanyaaa

    Aside from the fact the model’s visible pantyline is terribly unattractive, this is a great pattern. =]

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    Dec 29, 2009, 08.00 AMby ivorynoire

    Perhaps not quite my style, but it looks easy and, especially with a dress option included, the price seems right this time. :) Nice to have something positive to comment for a change.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.48 AMby Vivat Veritas

    i love this design! so chic and still look comfortable.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 02.30 AMby sunnilj9

    Very cute and I love the easy-ness of it. Looks so comfy to wear too! Brilliant color choice!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 02.27 AMby nettie

    I’ve been wanting a skirt exactly like this!!

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