Purple goodness

My go-to purple skirt needed replacing. I love purple. Something had to be done…

It’s a faux wrap skirt, with an inbuilt flounce

Its fauxness is exposed when its windy.

But it can be patted back in place

Technical details

Pattern: BurdaStyle 08-2007-113. Yes an oldie but a goodie.

Size: 38-46, I made a 42

Fabric: Synthetic stretch suede from my local bricks and mortar store, Ferrier Fabrics. The back is shiny.

Changes I made: 3 cm added in length and a 1cm sway back adjustment to the back yoke.

This style is supposed to sit at the waist but the ‘waist’ sits just below my belly button (too cold still to show that!):

Now I’m imagining another version with the wrap lined to the edge with a contrasting fabric, perhaps even some colour blocking?

I know, I know, my drawing skills could do with some work…


20 thoughts on “Purple goodness

  1. zomg I cut this pattern out two years ago in purple wool! And it’s still waiting to be sewn. Because i don’t wear skirts XD Looks great on ya but I can’t say I’ll be sewing mine anytime soon. Or maybe I should now that probability has smiled upon us both. What’m I saying. Clearly I need more sleep.

  2. This skirt has been in my sewing queue for a while… however this week I am sewing costumes for book week at school. Thanks for reminding me about this pattern. I was going to use fabric with two different sides to emphasise the flounce, but I think the colour blocking idea is great.

  3. I love this skirt. I really like faux wrap skirts. I like the flounce, just the right extra for this skirt.

  4. Lovely skirt, and what a great colour! Faux wraps save those emergency safety pins on the underwrap too. I like the colour blocking idea too.

  5. I’m inspired to go find the box with 2007 Burda’s in and try this one. I’ve already downloaded the technical drawing so I can go play with Gimp on this one (Curious Kiwi’s instructions mean I don’t have to display my drawing skills)

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