Monday, 10 December 2012

Quick! Skirt required!

We had our work Christmas dinner a couple of weeks ago. I realised (suddenly, and nearly too late) that I didn't have a single skirt to wear. Dresses - yes, but the venue wasn't that dressy. Jeans - yes, but I wear them every day.

Thankfully I have a pattern that has served me well before - BurdaStyle magazine 01-2012-104. It takes less than two hours to cut, sew, and hem. And it only needs about a metre of stretch fabric, one invisible zipper, and some elastic for the waist.



Bonus information: this skirt is in one of 'my colours'. It's "shocking pink", and apparently makes me appear to be "bright, high-energy, and successful" - perfect for a work dinner!


The only changes I made were that I tried out my invisible zipper foot, and my blind hem foot. I'd never used either before! The invisible zipper foot was a success, and so simple to use. The blind hem wasn't perfect, but it's wearable. Next time I'll be more careful, and this should solve the minor issues I had.


The biggest difference between this version and my first attempt is my butt! Apparently all those lunges at BoxSlim have modified my shape. In a good way, I think...

This pattern is still available for download, so if you need a comfortable, flattering skirt in a hurry... get to it!

12 comments:

  1. It looks great! The colour is so nice and bright - it definitely works well for you.

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    1. Thanks Katie! I have so many black/neutral tops that I like to add a little bit of colour where I can :-)

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  2. Love the colour of this skirt - and BoxSlim has worked brilliantly for you. Keep 'lunging on' if this is the result!

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    1. Hahaha thanks! The nice thing about lunges is that I can do them at home, at work, whenever there's a spare moment (and nobody is looking)!

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  3. Love the colour! You've definitely got me thinking about having my cours done...

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    1. Do it do it do it! It's fun, and a bit of a eye-opener!

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  4. Yep, the colour is definitely working for you! Yay the colour wheel :) Looks good!

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I'm rather attached to my colour wheel now, I never leave the house without it :-)

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    1. Thanks Suzy - it's such a cheerful colour!

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  6. Wow that's a great colour and nice job on the skirt. Hope the work party was a goodie too ! Merry Merry Ho ho ho to you.

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    1. Thanks! Now that I look at it, I should have re-ironed the hem :-D

      I hope you're having a lovely Christmas break too.

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