Sunday, 3 February 2013

BurdaStyle 119a 10/2011 in Denim

Last year I found these great shorts from Freddie of Pinewood, I could never pull off shorts this short, but I had a vision of this type of style but in a skirt:

 

I had denim in my stash that I had bought last year and the pattern I used for my Winter Skirt seemed to match perfectly. 
 
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I am so happy with the overall result, although the creases I get through the middle when I sit down a are a little frustrating, but looking at my inspiration pic, she has them too!
 
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The denim is quite heavy but I used a denim needle and I went slowly so it all seemed to come together ok.  The seams are top-stitched using a 3mm needle and top-stitching thread with normal thread on the bobbin.  The patch pockets are lined in a remnant of pale blue cotton in order to keep the thickness to a minimum.
 
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The pattern is available in the 10/2011 issue which I borrowed from the library and laboriously traced, or the easier option may be to download it for a mere $5.40 here.

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I feel like I am rocking a real 70s vibe here and I love it!  It is super comfortable and it fits perfectly.

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What post is complete without a derriere view??

I have used and traced off the BurdaStyle patterns for years now and have always found them to be brilliant.  The only annoying thing is, the printed packet patterns include seam allowances, but the downloadable and magazine ones don't - something to really bear in mind when you are cutting out!!

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Skirt - Burdastyle 119a 10/2011
Top - New Look 6026
Shoes - Sandler

In other sewing  news, I have just finished my Hollyburn skirt and another Sencha, pics to be taken and blogged shortly.  In the WIP pile progress I have a vintage Vogue dress and I have just cut out another Tiramisu!  Whew, so many plans!!

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  1. thats so cute... I love the topstitching

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    1. Thanks it was pretty fun to do and I am super happy with the result

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  2. Your topstitching is soooo neat. Especially considering it was thick denim.
    Love it!

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    1. I went really slowly, seemed to pay off :)

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  3. Adorable! I love your whole outfit!

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  4. Great skirt! But I especially love those pockets. I have thought of putting such pockets on a Ginger denim skirt, but haven't got around to it yet. But maybe it will be easier to use the Burdastule pattern as you did. Such a great job!

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    1. This is a nice skirt that fits straight of the pattern with no adjustments, well for me anyway. The patch pockets are pretty easy though, they are basically an L shape

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  5. Adorable.. The outfit looks so cute on you.. Love the pockets on the denim skirt.. cute,cute.

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  6. That's lovely, the pockets are great and it's a really versatile skirt.

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    1. It really is versatile, it goes with just about everything! I think this will be a staple for many years to come.

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  7. Really cute! I love the way that you borrowed elements from your inspiration piece, but totally made them your own!

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    1. I am so pleased the result is exactly what I had in my head - that doesn't happen too often!

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  8. It looks so professional, great job!

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  9. Your skirt is fab! I love the big pockets, it's definately very 70s, and your shoes are lovely!

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    1. Teehee, loving the 70s vibe - perhaps I should have kept my hair long ;)

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  10. Great work, Liz! Your topstitching is so neat.

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    1. I went pretty slow to make sure it was all good, I am pretty proud of it

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  11. Check you and your rad top stitching self out! This is going to not only rock out in summer but look super cute with tights in winter. Well played, milady!

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    1. Thanks, good point on winter, didn't think of that. It would be cool with mustard or red tights! Thanks for the tip!!

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  12. I really like your skirt Lizzie. I get Burda magazines sent to me each month from Germany and I often overlook the details of patterns and in the case of your skirt, I definitely have.I really like all the detail and I like how it looks on you as well. Some of those thin models in the pictures kind of put me off looking at the real detail as I cannot see myself wearing that garment. I am not sure where you live in Brisbane, but I would be happy to share my magazines. I find tracing them off better than downloading and then joining, sticking and cutting out the downloaded pattern.

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    1. I would love to meet up and loo, at your magazines. Please email me privately (as I couldn't find your address),my address is liz [dot] alexandre [@] gmail [dot] com

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  13. I would love to meet up and have a look at your collection. I'll message you privately next week, currently in nz

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  15. That is one cool skirt. Am a luvva of denim skirts.

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    1. My two "v's" look like a w lol. Anyway you know I mean "lover" hehe

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