Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Although it is still hot here and the temperature is rising up above 30˚C/86˚F in daytime, autumn is already smelling in the air.
I sewed a skirt for early autumn in the color of marigold.

Before starting this project, I wished my new skirt to be a small one with a slimmer silhouette in orange-yellow-brown-ish color, but didn't want a pencil skirt. I also wished to try one of the patterns from burda style magazine this time. I chose the pattern 10-2010-115 after an intensive research and bought the PDF version at BurdaStyle. I also found this quality fabric in the summer clearance sale section of an online shop.

I must admit that I wasn't comfortable to find my fabric at "the summer clearance sale" because I was making an autumn skirt, but there was nothing that I could do except forgetting it. Yes indeed, it was linen. However, to my eyes, it was thick and stifling and sultry and darken and autumnal and...... ah, linen. Anyway, I found some autumn in it, and this is my celebration of surviving another summer.
Regarding the alteration on the pattern, I made some tucks on the front skirt instead of making gathers as originally instructed. I did so, because I thought that it would reduce some bulk in the tummy area, and also because I liked the impression of wavering tucks in this kind of fabric. I prefer tucks to gathers on linen most of the time.

I fit the size, added a lining, made a curved belt, omitted the side pockets, and moved the zipper from back center to left side. Eeeeeverything is under control.

I hope you are having a great weather no matter where you are!!

Much love,

pattern: burda style magazine 10-2010-#115B (longer version)
fabric: plain woven linen, heavy, bouncy, color of marigold