So here's the close-up of Burda 112B. I know it took me forever, but in my defence it's really hard to take photo's at the moment, as the days are really short. It's sort of blink and you'll miss it kind of thing.
I'm really chuffed about my invisible visible, except for the pucker at the bottom, which is due to the small gap between the seam and the zip (it was much larger several attempts earlier), but this fabric is a bit of a dog for showing every little mistake magnified by the tenth degree. Just looking at this photo makes my heart sink a little. Still just means there's more room to practice right?
And here's the line drawing. It's not visible in any of the photos but the back panels actually wrap around the side. I definately can see this skirt in a lovely wool crepe with it's lovely drape.
I've had very little time to do any sewing lately, and just have been feeling that end of year drag where work & life just takes it out of you. Seems to happen every year round this time. Does anyone else get that? I think maybe it's a sign I need a holiday. Anyway, here's to some relaxing and sewing over the next couple of weeks!
i want to know how you make your pattern to avoid the pucker on the bottom of your skirt ? is it because of the zipper ? or because of pattern not fit with the body. I'm petite.
I have always this problem when i sewn dress or skirt with zipper. well, as a new self-taught sewer i don't know where is the problem. Any tips or way for me,please ?
Hi Léa, I'm 99% sure its the way the zipper is inserted rather than a fit issue. I've never had this problem with normal zips - just invisible zips. I suspect because I've had little practice with them.
It's a while ago since I made this - but from memory I was really struggling with making sure both sides of the fabric were matching up on the same place - in part because the fabric is so slippery. In this fabric too, you do also see every single little flaw.
Maybe try doing normal zippers first, and in a really stable fabric (wools and linens are great) and go from there. I don't think we all need to be experts the first few times we do something!!