I could do with a new skirt for work. Some weeks ago I bought a length of gorgeous wool/herringbone cashmere/wool mix tweed (from Borovick fabrics) and have decided to make it into a curvy, pencil skirt. The pattern is 109 from Burda 11/2011.
This is the first Burda pattern I will have made and I’m hoping it will be precursor to a lot more!
I traced the pieces last night and can see why people find Burda frustrating. At one point I was tracing a piece I could have sworn belonged to my pattern only to find I had just drawn a sleeve!
The waistband has just one piece across the front and the same on the back. As my fabric has stripes I have decided to cut these pieces up the middle and lay them on the bias so I get a chevron effect across the waist.
I have some very dull black lining fabric but I’m going fabric shopping this weekend (whoop!) so may try to find something prettier. I’d like to use a different fabric on the inside of the waistband as I’d prefer not to have the wool next to my skin.
Do you think this will work?