This is my version of Burda WOF 8-2007-118. I absolutely love how this skirt turned out! It is made of a gorgeous red pique that I bought from Farmhouse Fabrics.
2 yds. 60" red pique @ $14/yd = $28.00
1 invisible zipper = $2.00
1 pkg. of red bias tape = $2.00
Total for red skirt = $34.00
This is the very first Burda WOF magazine I have ever owned. I am so glad that I finally subscribed. I will probably go ahead and get a subscription to Burda Plus so that I don't need to grade the patterns up along with all of the other necessary alterations needed!
Without further ado, here are the alterations for my version of this skirt.
1. I had to grade the pattern up form a size 42 to a a size 50 - what an experience! It turned out to be easier than I thought it would be.
2. I lengthened the skirt by 10", this completely covers my calves.
3. I'm not a big fan of facings ( how many skirts do you buy that have an actual facing). I simply eliminated the facings and used bias tape around the waistline of the skirt.
4. The pleats are what caught my eye. To make ironing easier, I edgesitched the pleats on the inside of the skirt. This causes the skirt to still be "pleated" after it comes out of the wash.
One thing that I noticed about this red pique is that I will definitely need to carry around a lint roller. It picks up every little piece of lint and then really shows it off!
UP NEXT: A blouse - I'm trying to recreate this outfit from INSTYLE April 2007. I fell in love with this very fun shirt and am just now getting around to making it. Sorry for the camera glare.