Brown Corduroy Skirt - Burda 5/10 #106
I'm making the same pattern that I just used for the navy skirt again, but this time in chocolate brown wide wale corduroy and with some modifications. Because the fabric is corduroy and I'm not overly fond of the zipper finish (although, I wore the skirt to church last night and it was just fine), I'm making the following changes:
- Moving the zipper to center back and making it an invisible zipper. This is easy. The front is now cut on a fold and the back is cut in two pieces with a seam allowance at center back.
- Getting rid of the welt pockets. These aren't impossible in corduroy, but the resulting bulk isn't exactly going to be slimming in front tummy/thigh area. Instead, side seam pockets are going to be made.
- To reduce bulk in the pockets and waist facing, I'm using a thinner cotton print.
Here's the cotton print I'm using for the pockets and waistband facing. I'm really happy with it. I did have a brown paisley picked out (and I do love a good paisley!), but I saw this one and I actually smiled when I saw it, so I knew it was the right one. Not that anyone will see it, but I like it!
To make sure no one will see the pockets and linings, I've made the pockets partially out of corduroy.
This is how I did it:
1. I cut the pocket piece of out the contrast fabric.
Parting Shot: In the Act. So, I'm trying to take pictures for this post and who decides to show up and prance around the photo shoot? Oh yeah, that's *my* cat, Kiwi. She still doesn't trust or like the other family members.