26 Jul Garment No. 20, Burda 6769
After completing Burda pattern 6769, I’m adding a new garment to my list of clothes I will never buy again ~ a jean skirt.
In fact, I believe this is the most perfect skirt I’ve ever sewn.
Note on the pattern illustration (lower right corner) the option to sew a straight or more fitted skirt. I chose View B with the wider, shaped waistband and decided on the closer fit.
Contrary to popular belief, fitted skirts are designed for all shapes! Fitted does not mean tight but snug, and a proper fit flatters feminine curves.
This pattern, designed for stretch wovens fits just below the natural waistline. The yoke lies flat against the lower back,
The cheerful Lilly Pulitzer-like fabric is a stretch woven I ordered last year from Sawyer Brooks for a pair of shorts, but the idea of shorts never excited me ~ fortunately I waited until the right pattern came along.
I made two simple adjustments to the pattern.
1. After basting the sides, I took in 1 inch from the waist to the top of the hips.
2. After basting the waistband to the skirt, I removed 1/2″ from the center top of the back yoke grading out to the initial seam allowance.
Since I have sewn so few Burda patterns, I meticulously followed the instructions. My only tip from the project is to remove the back from the machine after stitching the yoke to make sure the points meet before proceeding.
There are mediocre patterns, good patterns and great sewing patterns. Often the difference lies in subtleties found in the pattern design, which certainly exist in this one. All sewists need to receive those pleasant surprises during their sewing journeys. This little gem marks the halfway point of sewing Forty Garment for the New Forty, encouraging me at the turning point!
PS…… the top is a Lilly Pulitzer golf shirt my flight attendant friend paid $6 for in Venezuela 😉