It’s always difficult for me to sew something that is outside the current season. It just really motivates me to be able to wear a new sewn piece right away. That’s why it is particularly difficult for me to sew something during the transition period as it has to work for both seasons. At the end of this summer I have made this midi skirt as I knew that it would also look good with thick stockings and a sweater. I have already shown a summery outfit with this skirt on Instagram. Today, I’m showing you the fall equivalent which has been inspired by Pinterest. I’m really loving the final skirt and have already worn it numerous times as I particularly like its drape resulting from the bias cut. I can really recommend this pattern but found that the instructions are lacking information if you haven’t worked with bias cut before. Here are some of my tips that make working with bias cut easier:

  1. Cut every piece in a single layer with an exact 45° angle and take care that you do not distort the fabric during cutting.
  2. Be very careful when trying on the half finished piece as this can also distort the fabric. You might have to iron away some resulting distortion of the fabric.
  3. Secure the zipper opening with thin stripes of interfacing on the seam allowance to make sure that the fabric is not stretched out.
  4. To make sure that you have an even hem, let the garment hang over night. Then use a skirt maker to mark the correct hem length.

I hope that you find my tips helpful. Do you have more pointers for working with bias cut?

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OUTFIT

Sweater: & Other Stories (2nd Hand via Vite en Vogue)
Midi skirt: me-made, pattern no. 114 Burdastyle 05/2020
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (2nd Hand via Soeur Berlin)
Booties: Zign (2nd Hand via Kleiderkreisel)

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Pattern: Pattern no. 114 Burdastyle 05/2020

Difficulty: ●●○○○

Size: 36 (my usual size)

Materials & Costs:
Fabric: Rayon with heart print from Buttinette.de = 9 €/m
Zipper: eBay = 1.50 €
Total = 2 m x 9 €/m + 1.50 € = 19.50 €

Modifications: I have shortened the skirt by around 10 cm after I have left it hanging over night.

Conclusion: Big pattern love! The drape is so flattering due to the bias cut. Cutting takes certainly more time but the sewing is really quick and easy. I’m sure that this is not the last skirt made from this pattern. I think it would look really good sewn from a solid silk satin.