Friday, November 18, 2011

The BurdaStyle Book Skirt

When I decided to make a skirt from this gorgeous fabric I thought about creating a simple gathered skirt, but I'm glad that I went ahead with this pattern instead. I used the skirt pattern from The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook which is simple yet elegant with a great shape.

The fabric was a great secondhand find from a few years ago. I had already used some of it, but luckily I was able to squeeze out just the right amount for this skirt. I used french seams and there is an invisible zipper up the back.

Now I just need a fun party to dress up for!

The fabric that I used for the skirt was leftover from this dress that I made way back in February of 2009. When I made that dress I had only just started my adventures in sewing clothing. It was fun to use this fabric again and to realize how much my skills have improved over the past few years.


  1. Its beautiful and a superb outfit too, everything just works with the colours and low back and the brown shoes!

  2. This fabric is gorgeous, and fun as a skirt as well as a dress!