Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Burda Skirt Again

I'm not sure what prompted it, but awhile ago I decided that I needed a green skirt. The last time I was at Fabricland I saw this green wide-wale corduroy. I wasn't really looking for the skirt to be corduroy and the color was a little different than I was hoping for, but since I had my eyes peeled for awhile and hadn't seen anything better, I thought I'd try the corduroy.

After looking for a suitable pattern, I settled on the Burda 2/2010 skirt that I've already used three times. Because of the weight and bulk of the corduroy, I didn't want to try to mess with too many details. I'll use another skirt pattern soon. Really, I will.

Corduroy Burda Skirt

One of the things I really like about this pattern is the pockets. This time I made the pocket facings and part of the pocket bag out of a cotton woven solid to reduce bulk.

Corduroy Burda Skirt

Since I'll be wearing this skirt with tights I added a lining. Adding the lining was really simple except that I cut the lining exactly the same as the skirt front, meaning the corners were cut off where the pockets go. I didn't want the pockets in the lining, and I was thankful that I had enough lining fabric to cut a new front. The waistband facing is made with the same fabric as the pocket facing.

Corduroy Burda Skirt

This is how I wore it yesterday:

Burda Skirt

I really enjoyed wearing it yesterday, but I'm not all that excited about how I look in the picture. Maybe it was a bad hair day or the fact that my jacket looks rumpled. Maybe it's just the boring pose. I did try some crazy (for me) poses, but when I looked at them this morning they looked...well, crazy. So, boring it is.

Next up: More of these.

Body Parts

14 comments:

  1. I love the color of that corduroy and your outfit is very pretty!!

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  2. I think it looks lovely... and now I might need a green skirt, too! :)

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  3. Very cute skirt! I love it in the green. It's nice to be able to wear that kind of color in a skirt, rather than, say, an entire dress! Very nicely done. ps...I used to be a doll maker for many, many years. I giggled when I saw that batch of arms!

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  4. Nice skirt, I think the colour is fun and your outfit looks great (I only would put on some heels, because I think it creates an extra touch to every pose, but then again, I am a crazy heel addict ;-)). You look lovely!

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  5. Funny this summer I bought some green knit ~ the color looks a lot like your green corduroy:) I was drawn to the color,so I really do like your skirt and the pattern is perfect. It looks like a different pattern on all pieces you made up.
    I like the look of your outfit.

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  6. That is a great shade of green and I love, love, love, the lining! What a perfect wardrobe basic for fall.

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  7. I think you should make 2 of everything and send 1 to me...I like everything you make :-)

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  8. It really looks great and fun!

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  9. I think your green corduroy shirt is cute! I especially love the lining, and I don't think your picture is bad, either.

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  10. I love an above-the-knee skirt with tights--corduroy is such a wonderful fall fabric too. :)

    The leaves in your yard look lovely, incidentally.

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  11. I really like the green! makes for a super cute outfit!

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  12. Super cute corduroy skirt!!!! I love the color and style---you look great in it:)

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  13. Wait, I want one!!!! Yes, 3+ years later.

    LOL!

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