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
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.
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.