Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Burda 02/2010 #104 - Zebra-print skirt

I was so happy with the clothes I made in yesterday's post that I immediately used the same two patterns again.

Butterick 3344 top / Burda 02/2010 skirt

This skirt is the only piece of animal print clothing I've had as far as I can remember. Generally, they just aren't something I'm drawn to - my look isn't particularly dramatic.  However, this zebra print really appealed to me when I saw it in the home dec department. The inexpensive price increased the appeal. I like that it is brown and ivory instead of black and white.

This skirt isn't going to get a lot of wearing time. I do really like it, but the fabric isn't going to stand up to a lot of wearing and washing.  I've worn it twice and already there is some seam slippage along the center back. I guess usually home dec fabrics should be used for home decorating and not wearing.

Butterick 3344 top / Burda 02/2010 skirt

The top is Butterick 3344 again. I made this version (View B, no sleeves) before (pre-blog) and found that the armholes and the gathers were up too high on me, so I added 1/2" of length across the front between the bust and shoulder. I just turned and stitched down the neckline and armholes, rather than using the facings suggested in the instructions.

1 comment:

  1. wow - you are really rocking those outfits out! Your look fantastic - sewing for yourself suits you clearly - I meant to leave a comment on your dress but you'd moved on already - but wow - its is so gorgeous on you and so impeccably sewn. Good job to make it in crinkly fabric - that's a good tip for no-iron me!