Summer Skirt Burda 8765

Too tempting!During the Me-Made-May challenge, I realised that my wardrobe was somewhat lacking in everyday separates, quite a few going out outfits, not much for going round the market or mooching round Skipton. I decided I needed a straight skirt. I had some heavier cotton fabric in my stash that I bought on Leeds market when I went with the Leeds sewing bloggers, not sure if you would call it a cotton twill or gabardine…you get the drift!

Burda 8765The pattern I used is one I’ve made before in wool, Burda 8765. The picture on the pattern really doesn’t help sell the pattern, but if you just want a basic straight skirt, it’s ideal. It’s a simple straight skirt with darts front and back, waistband and a kick pleat at the back. You can see it in wool here. Last time I made it I cut it out to a size 12 waist and a size 14 hips. As my wool skirt is fairly roomy for a fitted skirt I foolishly decided to cut it all out to a size 12. Mmm, BIG mistake, bottom clearly bigger than I thought, or hoped!!!

Back view of Burda 8765Seam ripper time! I unpicked the side seams and stitched it with just a 1cm seam, thereby gaining 2cm overall, it was just enough to make it fit nicely. I used my overlocker to finish the seams neatly. The zip was hand-stitched in as I still find it easier to get a neat finish that way. I hemmed it my usual way stitching bias-binding to the fabric edge and then slip-stitching it down, it gives a nice flat hem.

Burda 8765It turned out a bit longer than I anticipated but once I got used to it I love it. I finished it just in time to wear it to travel down to London in for the Women’s Institute AGM a couple of weeks ago. It was so comfortable but still managed to look smart after several hours sat in the coach.

I managed to persuade Helen to take some photos of me wearing it today, I think the paisley top I made last month looks great with it, it looks like it’s going to be one of those essential wardrobe additions!!

Burda 8765

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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