Monday, April 16, 2007

Burda 8736 skirt

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:1/7/04 1:02 PM
Last Updated:1/7/04 1:11 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
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Pattern Rating:I Highly recommend this pattern

This is a terrific skirt pattern from Burda which I see now is out of print. It would be very easy to copy the design without a pattern.

It is basically a rectangle, cut to the length you want adding for hem and 1 1/4" for top edge. There are no side seams but a center back seam with a zipper. Large darts at the sides and small darts in the back and front shape the waist. There is no waistband, just stabilized with seam tape and turned in twice and topstitched. Bring the rectangle around to the front and cut the right to extend about 15" beyond center and the left about 7" beyond the center. Then stitch these together off center to the left to create the drape. The seam down the front is stitched together to the knee, then left open for walking ease. Here is the skirt drape.
I kept the selvedge on the edge of the drape as I liked the soft fringe. This is a soft wool/cashmere blend that I bought to go with the Vogue 7746 Marcy Tilton silk jacket I reviewed recently. This skirt design is very efficient with fabric. I used only a yard and had a small piece left over to make a scarf.
The top is Vogue 2759, an Anne Klein pattern. The fabric is wool jersey.

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