Friday, March 11, 2016

Burda 7342 #2!

This could be my favorite skirt pattern.  This is the second one I have made and absolutely love it.  Burda 7342.  The first one I made earlier this year out of a nice wool plaid.  This version is made from a piece of black crepe I had in the stash.  I did some topstitching along the top edges and the mock pocket flap edges.

And of course I had to throw in a wild lining trimmed with some ribbon from the stash.  The lining is a piece of polyester that I bought at a fabric store in Eureka, California (sorry, I can't remember the name of the store!) that sells fabric on consignment - what a concept!!  So if you happen recognize the piece below, it could have been yours!  Here's the back views inside and out....

And fronts inside and out....

And a close-up of the topstitching.  Sorry - the picture is a little blurry.

And here's a close-up of the ribbon trim I used between the top yoke and the skirt pieces on the inside.  It's a very nice woven ribbon that was sewn-on by hand.

Just a quick post today but here are the latest statshbustin' stats for me:

Yardage for this skirt = 4.375
YTD = 20 yards!

Happy sewing everyone!


  1. That is a VERY cute skirt! And you know that I love the wild lining. :) I will have to look that pattern up!

  2. You clever girl! I love the cut of that skirt, it's sure to be flattering. The lining just sends me! Well done!

  3. Hey Star, what thread did you use for your top stitching?

    1. I used a Gutermann top stitching thread. The yardage on the spool days 33 yards per spool versus 110 yards on a regular spool. It's a bit thicker and I used a size 14 needle as well.

  4. Your fabric drapes beautifully. And I adore the lining fabric. Kind of reminds me of some crazy winter skiing scene for some reason, but I love it!