Thursday, July 10, 2008

Burda 8040 - Orange sunflower print gathered mini skirt

Here is my latest creation. The reason you don't see me modeling it is because it is SUPER UGLY ON!!! This skirt, ladies and gentlemen(?), is the product of POOR FABRIC CHOICE! I thought I was finished with these mishaps as I have made many, MANY, poor fabric choices in the past and thought I had learned my lesson. Apparently not. This is a stretch sateen that I had my eye on for months. It was $12.99/yard! I waited and waited for the markdown and finally snatched some up at 60% off. Needless to say, it sold out and I can't get anymore. Don't you just hate it when this happens?

The reason it is so ugly is that the fabric is a little stiff and stands out from my body in strange ways. And then when I walk, the front blows in between my legs and looks somewhat like coo lots. I still really love the pattern. Yes, it's a mini, but not revealingly short. Just a cute, cool, summer skirt. I had visions of wearing it out on a date with DH and possibly playing some miniature golf. (Yes, we think that's fun!) But alas, it is not to be. I think I'll remake it in a silky thinner fabric that won't stand out away from my body. Here's the pattern envelope. I made view A, the skirt on the right.

Anyway, I'm off to sew something different that doesn't have any gathers. It's almost the middle of July and I have 20+ projects for summer piled up in my guest room looking at me! I will never get it all done before the end of summer. The pressure is on...


  1. What a shame, it looks really cute. Will it help if you run the skirt through the wash a couple of times?

    I know what you mean, it is so heartbreaking when the image in your head does not match the end product.

    PS. I still love mini golf too!

  2. i wonder if you can somehow remake it into something else? a shame to lose the fabric you love so much!

  3. Wadders are the worst! I hate when the final product doesn't match the image in my mind's eye! Not only is the time lost (but a lesson is learned), but it always leaves me nervous to start my next project, rather than excited... bummer!