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!
Star


8 comments:

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

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

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

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    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.

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  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!

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