Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Back to Burdastyle: Lace skirt

Readers, I survived my daughters drop off birthday party, which we hosted in our home a week ago! Meanwhile, I finished a project for Burdastyle as I am again guest blogging there. I am a big fan of Burdastyle and the last few issues really don't disappoint - maybe they got a new designer? In any case, there are much more new design details and even though styles are recycled, they are not just rendered in another material, but new details are added, or some removed, so that those styles look quite different.

So, since it is the Year of the Skirt, as I announced in my New Year's resolutions, my first project for Burdastyle is a simple A-line skirt, but made in a beautiful novelty lace that I featured earlier on this blog.

black organza underlining, and two-layer chiffon lining create the illusion of transparency. 
 On the last image you see a side seam, which is underlined in skin-color chiffon to prevent the dark seam seam allowance area from showing through. I'll be happy to share some techniques if you are interested, just let me know what you would like to know.

The summary of the construction was posted on Burdastyle in two installments; here are the links to  Part 1 and Part 2.

I got to upload next installments of our straight skirt draft along, and a few other updates this wee, so stay tuned.


  1. Lovely, it really looks couture. And the shoes are fabulous too.

  2. So gorgeous! You're inspiring me to get busy sewing again.

  3. wow marina. that's not a skirt, that's a Trophy.

  4. That's beautiful Alençon lace, I was gifted some of that in a white trim and have yet to find the right project for it. Looks like I'll need to read up on appliqued darts and seams.

    The skirt turned out lovely!

  5. It's such a beautiful skirt - I have been wanting to make something lace .
    I would welcome any & all tips !!!

  6. Beautiful. Just gorgeous. Love the underlining with organza instead of a heavier fabric, and the chiffon lining. Lace garments can be so heavy, and these are great ideas for making it lighter to wear. Thanks for posting!

  7. This is so beautiful! I love it!

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  9. Marina, you are so gorgeous, and every time you post a new make, it totally makes me smile - you are such an inspiration, and your beautiful lace skirt is incredibly special - lovely lovely!! :)



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