Monday, April 16, 2007

Burda 8670 skirt

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Pattern Rating:I Highly recommend this pattern

I've been looking for a nice stripe fabric ever since I bought this pattern so I was pleased to find this navy/pink drapey blend. The skirt has such an interesting treatment of stripes all turned on the bias. I was worried that it would be difficult to cut correctly and then to sew so that all the stripes matched well. Burda makes it very easy to cut correctly in their instructions. The grain arrow is clearly marked for cutting on the bias. They tell you to place the grain arrow parallel to the selvage. The stripes will match at the seams if you always place the grain arrow marked on each skirt panel along the same pattern stripe. So that part was easy.

There are a lot of pattern pieces and you do have to cut out in a single layer but once that is done, the skirt goes together quickly. It is fitted through the hips and then flares beautifully.

My hip measurement fell between two size so I cut the size one inch larger than my hip measurement. I'm glad I did because I find that it fits closely....not much ease. I did not shorten the skirt at all so it surprising to me that it isn't longer looking since I am only 5'3. Ususally I shorten 3 or 4 inches.

The only change I did was to stabilize the zipper area with fusible tape because of the seam being on a curve. I find that zippers on the side hip often stretch a lot so this helps to prevent that.

I recommend this as it is a stylish and easy skirt.

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