Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wardrobe Contest Item #1 Burda 9-2009-131 Brown Corduroy Skirt

Burda 9-2009-131

I have finally finished something for the wardrobe contest and have reviewed it. I originally didn't know what skirt pattern I wanted to use my brown cord. I poured through my Burda magazines. I really like this skirt when I first looked through the magazine but didn't think it would work because the pockets would accentuate my hips. Looking through this time I fell in love with this one again. Looking again I realized that since there is no bulk from the pockets it would still be flattering. I decided to give it a try.

Pattern Description: Large leather-bound patch pockets with buttoned flaps provided the main attraction on this classic cord skirt.

Pattern Sizing: 36-46 By my measurements I a made a 42 tapering out to a 44 at the hip. I had to take it in a inch and it is still a bit big.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Very much!

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the pocket styling.

Fabric Used: Brown fine wale corduroy

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't have any leather so I did do the pockets as they described. I used tan piping instead.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend this pattern.

Conclusion: This was a quick skirt to sew up. I did have to take some time to get the pockets to match but after the pocket application it went smoothly.

I really liked how this turned out. It is a easy skirt with cute style. I think I would make it again but would probably change the pockets to different locations.

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Until next time...


  1. Cute! I love the pockets and I think the length is great on you.


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