After having completed some major projects I feel a little bit in a slump. I have another three lined up that I am brainstorming on but I'm finding it hard to put them into process. I decided I would take this doldrum to explore a few things I have been interested in. One of which has been sewing using one of the new Burda Style patterns from their online site. The idea of having all these cheap patterns on hand seems great for the avid or recreational seamstress. I went for a $2.50 Pattern called the Linda skirt. Simple A-line that is always classic, although I have my own pattern for this I thought it would be interesting to test the print at home abilities and their sizing for patterns.
28 pages printed later I have this.
Which will need to look like below after being taped together for it to work.
My fix of the skirt being too small was adding in 4" panels to each side seam and luckily I had not cut out my waist band so I made the pattern adjustments before cutting that from the fabric. Adding the panels put in more fullness to my skirt and I clearly am a lot shorter then the model in the photo. Their skirt hits her right below the knees where my version ended up touching the tops of my ankles.
Just another reminder to check your pattern lengths against you body before you commit to your final fabric.
Skirt - DIY from Linda pattern on Burda Style with Ikea upholestry fabric
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