This skirt reminds me why I love Burda patterns and why I’m glad I’ve lost enough weight to use them again.

Top is Phase Eight RTW – on sale at the moment

I had to make minimal alterations to this skirt…just added a little to the waist and a couple of inches to the length, and away I went.

The fabric is from my stash.  I bought it from The Cloth House about 4 years ago.  Hazarding a guess I’d say it’s an 11oz denim. I wish I’d bought more of it as it’s just lovely.  Both to sew and to wear.  After all the tricky fabrics I’ve been sewing of late, this was an absolute treat.

I love the details of this skirt:

The first waistband I’ve ever made that actually matches up – result!

Fabulous shaped seams and fly zip

Back pockets shaped along the yoke
Arrowhead top-stitching at the top of the rear vent
A flash of Tilda cotton print at the fly and also lining the pockets

Whilst this looks like a fairly complex pattern, it’s actually really quite straightforward to make.  If you take your time.  But I’ve already covered that topic this week!

I referred to this book for the fly zip instructions:and it’s the most professional zip I’ve ever inserted.  These are just fabulous directions. I heartily recommend them.

I know both the skirt and the new top are a little snug…but I’m back on a healthy eating kick and the weight is slowly coming off again, so this was a deliberate decision to ensure that I can wear these for quite some time to come, even as I get slimmer.

So, all that’s left to say is that I’m thrilled with this outfit and really enjoyed wearing it today.  It seems all that slow sewing really paid off.

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