Thursday, 14 November 2013

Le Challenge: Stripes - corduroy overlap skirt

Le Challenge

November's Le Challenge theme is Stripes. Luckily I had already planned to make a corduroy skirt which I thought would fit perfectly with the theme of stripes.

I can safely say that this was the most challenging bit of dressmaking I have ever done, particularly because the overlap is asymmetrical, and the placement line seemed a little odd.

Here is the model in Burda Magazine rocking the skirt, sweater, hat combo. Sorry to say that I will not be sporting my version in this euro-chic style.


I am not a fan of the trace it off patterns, and this one was particularly crazy.



Here is the finished skirt, badly ironed in haste to get this post done on time. I will do a full pattern review later in the week.

You can purchase the pattern here, from Burda direct.

Don't forget to check out the other Le Challenge entries through the link above.

Love
Mrs Jones x


12 comments:

  1. It looks brilliant!
    Corduroy can be tricky to sew with as well. I found it can be so bulky at the seams, that my machine has a little choke and I have to remind myself not to have the iron too hot!!!

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    1. I haven't found it too bad, although I have a bit of bulk at the corner of each overlap which I haven't done anything special with. Thanks for your comment.

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    1. Thank you - perfect for this time of year.

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  3. oh I love cord looks great! x

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    1. Someone told me me it was the "in" thing - for once I may be in fashion! Thanks for your comment.

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  4. I saw that pattern, and the ... Interesting styling of the Burda version. Hate tracing off their patterns, how time consuming! Love your version! Thanks for linking up! And I see you are rocking the Xmas banner!

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    1. I totally hate the tracing but I think it was worth it. Having a nightmare with the Christmas banner this year - completely white on Picasa but grey on Blogger. Still a WIP!

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  5. That looks so cool - I totally would love to wear it

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Mina. It is really comfortable to wear for work or play!

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  6. It looks gorgeous and I have to say I just love corduroy! You could wear it with so many things too. Thanks for linking up!

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  7. skirt looks really good, my last attempt at dressmaking has put me off for life, disaster of a dress

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