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Pretty on the Inside

Added Jul 18, 2011

by aluckmann

Minneapolis, Uni...






I have slight pear shape, making a good fitting pencil skirt hard to come by. I usually buy them to fit my hips and rear and then wear it below may natural waist. Lately I have been wanting a good-fitting pencil skirt so I decided to make my own. The skirt had the perfect fit until I added the lining, it made it a bit more snug (I think I sewed the lining with less ease, which made it feel a little small). However, I am still really happy with how this turned out.

This was my first time using a BurdaStyle pattern and I found it pretty straight forward. The only thing I don’t like is the you have to add the seam allowance yourself. It’s not difficult, but does add some extra thought.

Since the pattern did not have a slit, I used Sunni’s tutorial to add a back vent in my skirt.

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Material Notes

Brown wool blend (80% Italian wool, 20% silk),
Purple silk lining,
Cranberry satin trim,
Purple lace trim




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Silk, Wool

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    Jul 26, 2011, 04.53 PMby junespoon

    looks great! – i’m the same about the hip-waist ratio thing, it’s nice to get properly fitting skirts isn’t it!!! good job!

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      Jul 29, 2011, 01.28 PMby aluckmann

      Thanks Junespoon! The hassle of finding great fitting clothing is always an excuse to improve my sewing skills.

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    Jul 19, 2011, 01.13 PMby Douli Bee

    WOW! You did a great job especially on the inside! It fits great on you! BRAVO :-))

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      Jul 19, 2011, 01.25 PMby aluckmann

      You are so sweet. Thanks for the kind words :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 04.26 AMby mojo elgin

    Nice job! Looks like a great fit.

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      Jul 19, 2011, 12.23 PMby aluckmann

      Your comment made by day. Thanks!

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