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Twinkle A-Plus A Line Skirt

Added Oct 10, 2009

by Les Bonnes V...

Paris, France






As featured on Burda Style

Material Notes

2.5 yards of cotton twill (looks like light weight denim) I picked up at the LFS.




Garment Type


Burda Style + Wenlan Chia

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    Oct 11, 2009, 03.33 AMby ginasophia

    Your skirt looks impeccable!

    I have finally cut my fabric for this project, but have lacked the motivation to get going. How was the sewing? I am dreading the lining (this will be my first garment with lining) was is time consuming?

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      Oct 11, 2009, 03.42 AMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

      Don’t be afraid of the lining! It’s such an easy skirt, it took one weekend day and it’s so worth it!
      Can you sew a straight seam? Can you put in a zipper? Because that’s really all there is to it!
      Frankly I found the pattern sizing the most confusing part…
      For a more classy (less sporty) look I would recommend hand hemming the skirt, not machine sewing.

  • Strickliesl_large

    Oct 11, 2009, 01.23 AMby buzzybee

    I want this skirt in size 36! Having made it, do you think it would be easy to make a smaller version out of the plus pattern? I love your version.

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      Oct 11, 2009, 03.34 AMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

      I think it would be easier just to print out the smaller size pattern. I did end up between sizes so I just sort of blended the lines together.
      But from my experience if it’s more than a size difference, it will be easier just to get the smaller size rather than trying to grade down.

      Does that make sense? I hope it does.

    • Strickliesl_large

      Oct 11, 2009, 12.17 PMby buzzybee

      It’s a relevation! I never bothered to download any plus patterns, because I always thought they were “just” the plus sizes!!!! Thank you for replying to me MissValentine0601, or I would have never realised that this pattern (and probably lots of other plus patterns) are also available in a normal size!!!!

    • Vatten_large

      Oct 12, 2009, 03.38 PMby ichigogirl

      I think that the pattern is just called “A-plus a line”, that it’s actually not a plus-size pattern… the Burdastyle Plus-size pattern don’t include small sizes (people in-between the small and plus-sizes have often asked about that in the forum, I’ve noticed).
      Take a look at the sizing-table, I’m a size 34/36 and I found just my measurements among the sizes of this skirt.

    • Strickliesl_large

      Oct 20, 2009, 05.51 AMby buzzybee

      I wonder what the name of the pattern stands for… ?

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      Nov 24, 2009, 10.32 AMby joanrobinson

      Re: “I wonder what the name of the pattern stands for… ?”

      Not sure about NZ, but in the US we get “letter grades” in school, “A” through “E.” A is the best, C is average, and E means you have failed. Plusses (“+”) or minuses (“-”) means that you received slightly higher or lower than the letter grade. If you get an “A+” it means that you received 100% or even over 100% in the class!

      A-plus A-line just means that it is a fantastic A-line skirt. Hope this helps!

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