Tuesday, July 01, 2008

My First Burda

I finally got around to sewing a BWOF (Burda World Of Fashion)pattern.This skirt is from issue 1/2008.It looks like a wrap skirt but it features an overlay.This appeals to me because I don't have to worry about it popping open.I also like the diagonal line,which is suppose to have a slimming affect.Hey,I can use all the help,I can get.
My sewing buddy,Faye and I got together and traced,marked and cut our first BWOF patterns.She finished her skirt long before me.I finished mine this morning.
Now ,I'm a believer.Great fit.No adjustments needed.
I didn't have many problems putting it together other than not reading through the instructions first.I kinda jumped the gun and made some tiny mistakes.But what's a sewing adventure without some un-sewing. I will sew more BWOF patterns in the future.The pattern tracing is a pain in the butt.However,Burda has the coolest styles. If you haven't tried Burda World of Fashion patterns,put it on your "To Do " list.

21 comments:

Adrienne said...

What a CUTE skirt!

Sandy said...

The skirt looks awesome on you

Rose said...

Very cool! What type of fabric did you use? I was reviewing my copies of Burda earlier this week and I remember that this pattern really appealed to me.

said...

Very Nice!!! I have 6 back issues I got from ebay (07's and couple 08's) and I am in love!!!! I'm really thinking about a subscription,but I'm afraid of having to put in the seam allowance myself.

ebbyj said...

bom chicka wow wow - This skirt is so hot. It is very flattering. I see that are showing some leg and what cute kids.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Glad you had a great experience with BWOF! But I have to tell you, your fabric choice is what's making that skirt sing! Loves it!

Mary Beth said...

Very sexy! Love the shoes with your cool new skirt. ~Make more~

Carla said...

That's a kicking skirt.

CarlaF-Atlanta, GA

Amy said...

You look fabulous! I love the look of the bias cut stripes - so sexy!

seaminglysew said...

I really like the way the fabric looks on the bias...looks great on you!

angie.a said...

Now that's a cute skirt! It looks wonderful on you! I'll definitely have to dig out this issue. Thanks for the tag! I'll get to it in the next few days!

KimT said...

the skirt looks fantastic on you!Great job.

DebbieF said...

Hot Stuff! Your skirt looks awesome. Very chic and sexy. Isn't Burda amazing.

Anonymous said...

I love your skirt. I have to dig out that issue. I bought some fabric from Michael's that would work perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

Towanda

Shay said...

Great fabric choice and I think I have that issue!

Faye Lewis said...

Congrats, now you are a Burda Girl! Your skirt looks fab! When's the next Burda Project?

Omega said...

Love your skirt, looks great on you! This inspires me to do a BWOF pattern, I'll be doing one soon for the first time. What fabric did you use?

West Coast Boomer said...

This is absolutely fantastic. You are so brave with doing all the stuff necessary for a BURDA. Quite frankly the skirt and fabric you made yourself looks MUCH better than the model's!

Just a suggestion - and not a criticism at all - but I wonder how the skirt would look ( or your next one you make) using a solid brown large piping in the seam or alternately a ribbon trim on that one long diagonal line? I've been reading an old Vogue Sewing book this weekend, and it spoke about the slimming power of a strong diagonal line. Your skirt proves the point!

Congratulations.

Jackie said...

Love your skirt! I haven't sewn with Burda in years because of having to trace off the pattern, but I love the styles they offer. I have a few current issues and will probably use them very soon. You've inspired me!

Anonymous said...

That skirt looks great on you!

Cennetta said...

Excellent! Congratulations on your first Burda pattern. You look great. Work it, girl!