Last year I found these great shorts from Freddie of Pinewood, I could never pull off shorts this short, but I had a vision of this type of style but in a skirt:
I had denim in my stash that I had bought last year and the pattern I used for my Winter Skirt
seemed to match perfectly.
I am so happy with the overall result, although the creases I get through the middle when I sit down a are a little frustrating, but looking at my inspiration pic, she has them too!
The denim is quite heavy but I used a denim needle and I went slowly so it all seemed to come together ok. The seams are top-stitched using a 3mm needle and top-stitching thread with normal thread on the bobbin. The patch pockets are lined in a remnant of pale blue cotton in order to keep the thickness to a minimum.
The pattern is available in the 10/2011 issue which I borrowed from the library and laboriously traced, or the easier option may be to download it for a mere $5.40 here
I feel like I am rocking a real 70s vibe here and I love it! It is super comfortable and it fits perfectly.
What post is complete without a derriere view??
I have used and traced off the BurdaStyle patterns for years now and have always found them to be brilliant. The only annoying thing is, the printed packet patterns include seam allowances, but the downloadable and magazine ones don’t – something to really bear in mind when you are cutting out!!
Skirt – Burdastyle 119a 10/2011
Top – New Look 6026
Shoes – Sandler
In other sewing news, I have just finished my Hollyburn skirt and another Sencha, pics to be taken and blogged shortly. In the WIP pile progress I have a vintage Vogue dress and I have just cut out another Tiramisu! Whew, so many plans!!