Monday, September 10, 2012

BurdaStyle Godet Skirt: Finished!

I've been practicing posing in front of tripod this morning, readers. Seriously, at times it felt pretty silly, and I shot 300 pictures, running to the ironing board several times, readjusting hair etc etc. At the end, I just started moving and playing with the godet in front of the camera, and those are by far the best pictures I think (not with regard to the quality). I think they show how the skirt moves, and this was the most important thing to me. As for photographs - I am practicing and I promise you they will get better.

Since I made this skirt for my Burdastyle Couture Challenge, an overview post appeared there, which I will repost shortly. As for step-by-step tutorials I've included the links at the end of the post. Please forgive me if I am slow (my scalloped dress and the beaded skirt are not forgotten either) - family is my priority right now.

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So, a few words about the skirt. I love the flirty godet, which breaks up the otherwise formal (=dull) tweed skirt. And, if it was not enough, I added the contrasting lining. The color picks some threads in the tweed - you can see it below. All fabrics are from Mood, bought a while ago. The yellow china silk was used as underlining, and the raspberry charmeuse for the lining.


The lining again :)


first efforts to take pictures, I am staring at some UFO.

'Tortured by Tripod'
Not looking at the tripod anymore - it works!







Ok, I could not resist showing you the lining again, I really love the contrast. Check out my BurdaStyle post for the construction overview.


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38 comments:

  1. Looks great Marina! Maybe I will finally trace a pattern from Burda.

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    1. Marina, this outfit looks absolutely beautiful on you, and perfect too.
      I am sure you will enjoy wearing the skirt, over and over again. Love all your fabric choices.

      May I ask you on a completely different matter.........you blogged about your handworked buttonholes and gave us all those fab links to Jeffery and Paco. I have worked my first trial buttonhole and posted on my facebook page for critique and suggestions for improvement. However, I would absolutely love to be able to find a way to get paco's instructions in English. Is there a way of converting blogs to a chosen language; bet you will know.

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  2. I love this skirt. The bright lining is a nice tease when you move. It's on my list so I am pleased to see it sewn up.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! Even if nobody sees that lining, it will make winter days a little bit brighter for me )

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  3. This is sooooo pretty! Sometimes classic does not equal dull especially when it comes with such a marvelous lining.

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    1. Carolyn, thanks, and I love your latest dress with piping!!! Your work is very inspiring!

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  4. Superschöner Rock und durch die Godetfalte fällt er ganz toll- er steht Dir einfach grossartig!!!
    Eine sehr schöne Idee mit dem farblich abgesetzten Futter!

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  5. This looks great. I quite fancy having a go at this skirt as I hate boring office wear and like a bit of something different.Your skirt is super and I love the bright lining.

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    1. Thank you, it also feels so soft from the inside - charmeuse and wool are a great combination

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  6. You look gorgeous & the skirt is fabulous!!! I adore the contrasting colours; it just makes it so much more pleasurable to wear, doesn't it? ^__^

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  7. Toll! ich glaube du bist dir selbst dessen gar nicht bewusst, wie viel weiblichkeit, wie viel schönheit und grazie du in diesem rock ausstrahlst. es ist wahnsinn!
    dieser pulli rundet das bild noch ab. du hast vintage charm! ich bin einfach hin und weg. toll! einfach toll!

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    1. Спасибо, я тоже с удовольствием читаю ваш блог ;)

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  8. I have never been a huge fan of godets....until today. This skirt is exquisite and you look so elegant in it (as you always do, I hasten to add!). I love the pop of colour from the lining. I wouldn't have looked twice at this skirt before, but now I'm seeing it as a winter wardrobe staple. Gorgeous.

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    1. I must say I was holding my breath until the very end - wasn't sure it would behave the way I want. But it was worth all that suspense. Thanks!

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  9. Absolutely stunning and I love the photo's. Did you do anything different as I recall you was going to stop the godet from looking awkward and yours looks perfect. Definitely going to try this skirt for work one day, may be when am a little more experienced hehe.

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    1. Oooh, you remember everything I write! I am working on it, I swear )

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    2. Hehe. Because I have been looking forward to this post since I have the pattern and a beginner toboot. I absolutely adore your skirt, can't stop scrolling up to have another peak. You havve really inspired me. Thx.

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  10. you are CLASSY, lady!!! walking down the street in this must attract a crowd of gentlemen offering arms and drinks!

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    1. Who needs gentlemen, Oona, if you are coming! Don't worry about arms, but drinks will be much appreciated!

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  11. Love the skirt and the purple lining is superb. Posing for pictures is so hard... I always admire those ladies who manage to take great photos. You look lovely

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  12. love the photo's they turned out really well. oh and that pink lining, it's fab, know wonder you wanted to show it off!!

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  13. I love a brightly coloured lining... this is gorgeous! I'm really impressed at how beautifully the godet has turned out - and you pull it off with absolute aplomb. Lovely!

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  14. Lovely skirt! I do like the pop of color on the lining very much. Also, never feel bad about making family a priority when you need to.

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  15. Nice new blogger's photograph.

    The skirt looks very nice, although it's probably not something I would ever make for myself. I probably wasn't paying attention, but I guess I was expecting the kind of godet skirt that has four to eight godets evenly distributed across the skirt. The side godet treatment here reminds me almost of a sarong.

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  16. Oh, I love it!! The fabric, the fit and the flounce are KILLER! I love the little peak of pink when you move!

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  17. I love this! It's so flirty and fun, and the pink is so cute!

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  18. Love it! and the lining just makes it just a little bit naughty :-)I look forward to construction details and the alterations to the pattern you made!

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  19. It's an awesome skirt! I love contrasting lining!

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  20. Better info on your blog than what I have seen so far elsewhere. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Gorgeous Skirt! fits you perfectly!!

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  22. Stunning!!! I love the brilliant contrast lining - it's like a little secret that appears occasionally while you are walking - too fabulous! The skirt itself is completely fabulous. I would not have thought that this pattern could be so fun and flirty, and you've definitely made it into such a fantastic piece - well done!

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  23. Love the mix of the menswear tweed with the feminine bright pink lining! I like it better then the featured Burda one.

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  24. This is a dressy and fabulous skirt, Marina. I love its pink lining that probably makes it reversible. Is not it? Its perfectly matches with those Antonio Melani shoes.

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  25. your skirt is looks very nice its probably i would ever make for myself.color combination of dress is also supb.Thanks for sharing . indian skirts for women



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