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Burda 02/2010 #104 - Blue skirt

I'm not all that sure what I think about the changes to the Burda websites. I don't subscribe to the magazine so those changes don't affect me, but I have been frustrated when looking for envelope patterns that I use.  However, the last time I was fruitlessly searching for a link to a pattern, I found my ideal summer skirt pattern. So many others have sewn this, that you likely aren't seeing it for the first time.

Butterick 3344 top / Burda 02/2010 skirt

What makes it ideal for me? It sits just below the waist, has pockets, lacks front darts, and is just slightly A-line. Added to that is the fact that I could have it immediately by download and it was very easy to sew.

I made it up in a light blue cotton twill with large white flowers. I had hoped to match the print across the center back seam, but didn't have enough fabric. To avoid any particularly strange pattern placement, I did cut the backs out single layer.

Butterick 3344 top / Burda 02/2010 skirt

The top is Butterick 3344, a great pattern that is out of print. This time I made view E.

The pattern is for knits and the instructions have you cut it on the bias. I've never cut a knit on the bias, but I thought this was as good a time as any to try it. When I first put the top on, it does feel like it wants to twist around, but after straightening it out, it does stay where it should. If I had more time and fewer other things that I wanted to sew, I'd like to try making it up on the straight grain and see what the difference is. It seems like the cowl would still drape, but I could be wrong. The only change I made to the top was to finish the armholes with bias binding rather than a facing.


  1. I've been meaning to try a cowl top for a while (besides the wadder I made a few years ago). It's a pretty style and goes well with the simple lines of the skirt.

  2. The skirt looks very nice on you. Fresh and summery and fits. well.

  3. That is a really great looking outfit and you always get a perfect fit for your garments.. I like your fabric choices.
    I must look for that skirt pattern in my Burda magazine because I truly like the style...and I have the top pattern :))

  4. Crisp white and a lovely blue makes a chic summer outfit. Love it!

  5. Cute outfit. Glad you are posting again!


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