Coral skirt

Despite my neutral expression, I am very pleased with this skirt!

My plan to cut out a size larger worked; the fit is good, even when I lean back too much and it wrinkles!

The diagonal pieced front is flattering

The zip at the back is a cool feature (yes, still leaning back a bit oddly!)

The skirt works well with my pink jacket

Technical details

Pattern: BurdaStyle 02-2012-121

Size 36-44, I made a 44 grading back to 42 at the waist, and made my normal sway back adjustment.

Fabric used:

This pattern is designed for jersey. I used a stretch cotton woven, so I cut out a size larger than normal with more generous seam allowances on side seams. I didn’t need the more generous seam allowances, and I took the sides in from the hips to the waist after basting and trying it on.

I lined the yoke with stretch polyester rather than use the drafted facing. I used these facing pattern pieces to cut out iron on interfacing, which I ironed on after I’d pieced the yokes together.

I accentuated the diagonal lines by going over the seams with a double needle. I used a double need for the hem too, because this fabric has a reasonable amount of spandex and good stretch and recovery.

My zip was close in colour to the fabric (how lucky was that?!), but not quite long enough. So that’s why I have a tiny slit at the bottom. While it’s not the same shape as the slit on my jacket, I like the way it repeats the effect in a more casual way.

Bottom line (he he): Great skirt, flattering style, gorgeous fabric, happy colour.

16 thoughts on “Coral skirt

  1. How have I overlooked this pattern? Your skirt is amazing, those seam lines are really interesting and flattering. Lovely colour on you too, very nice outfit

  2. Well done on the successful make in a different fabric. The whole outfit looks great and you have to love when your wardrobe comes together like that (I wish mine did a bit more often!)

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