Burda Challenge August 2015 Hip Yoke skirt Skirt 07/2015 #119

Oo  Hello everyone,

***I started this post AGES ago! Lols but have been literally in Scotland these past couple of months….another post will tell all. Anyway its long outdated but as they say…..better late than never! :-)*******

Hope you are all well! Winter is coming! I am struggling with the the really dark mornings these days and have been using my SAD light to help combat the winter blues. Keeping myself busy has never been more important than now. I am also counting down to the winter solstice – it helps me. I am okay once I get past the initial getting up in the morning though.

Anyhow enough ho hums I made something for the Burda challenge hosted by Dawn who blogs over at Two On Two Off.

From the July magazine this midi length skirt (Burda 07/2015 #119) caught my eye. It features a large yoked waistband and a dirndle style skirt that is gathered. I knew it was perfect for a viscose big floral print I bought for £3:50/meter earlier this year.

I was naughty and didn’t make a muslin ;-).  I used my skirt sloper to see what exact size would fit and it was between the Burda 36 and 38. It was pretty accurate and will probably do this for skirts in the future.

It was a super quick make. Nothing advanced with this. The yoke is suppose to be self lined  but I skipped this. The seams were finished on the overlocker. I am ashamed to say I was too lazy to change the overlocker thread this light grey finishing on seam…. Invisible zip on the side went in seamlessly.

What I love about this skirt is the hem – its double faced so it was a lovely weight to it and when I twirl! Gosh when I twirl I just love it!!! I am calling this my twirling dress…dont believe me? Take a look at the pictures – I couldn’t stop twirling :-).



It creates such a lovely feminine silhouette! I still have some more fabric left over that I plan on using M7262 once I get it.

In other news in winter I watch a lot more TV and there is so much good stuff on BBC at the moment. Just watched A British Romance on BBC2 which was a great look at the history of romance.