Monday, 15 September 2014

Burda 9492 Girls Skirt

This is a really great girls skirt pattern. I saw a version stitched by the very talented MC and just had to purchase the pattern for my girls.

By happy coincidence the style is a mini version of the Everyday Skirt by Liesl + co. I wear one of my skirts at least twice a week and they are so comfortable. Since the design is so similar, I knew my girl would wear this without hesitation!

The skirt has side front pockets, gathers to the front, a flat front waistband with an elasticated back waistband. It also has two pockets to the rear. I am undecided about the functionality of those. I like them but have to question whether they are entirely necessary.

This is View B, the longer version. 

The length is actually quite generous. It falls at a flattering knee length. I like it on the long side but if it were shortened by another inch or two, it would still look great.

The fabric is a poplin with a print I couldn't resist. We are low on (non-school) skirts at the moment so I will make a few more to bulk up her wardrobe. I wanted to get some solid print skirts in there so we don't have to think too much about matching tops, but this girl needs some fun prints as well!

I used a fancy stitch on the topstitching line for the back pockets. So many of the embroidery stitches on my machine are neglected, I should make a vow to use them all at least once!

The back pockets make the skirt look almost back-to-front. I like the idea of making a speedier version and just using the back skirt piece with the pockets for detail on the front of the skirt too.

But to miss out on those useful side pockets would be a shame.