Just because it looks like denim doesn't necessarily mean it is denim.
After all, wouldn't you say this skirt looks like a denim skirt?
Sure it does, but it's actually a lightweight wool - cool huh? The look of denim without the bulk.
Enough about the fabric - let me tell you about the skirt pattern!
It is skirt number 105 from the January '09 issue of Burda World of Fashion. Isn't it fabulous? I was drawn to the uniqueness of the design.
The waist is shaped by large angled pleats, which are topstitched in place with the fullness released below the hipline. A decorative zipper, with the zipper tape partially showing, is secured in place topstitching.
The back has the same two angled pleats with the topstitching. The stitched down pleats give the skirt a slight tulip shape.
The double rows of topstitching hold the hem in place. The hem really is that deep!
In the BWOF instructions the skirt is not lined. However, I added a lining because the wool skirt would have been too sheer to wear without a slip. And who wants to wear a slip with a semi-casual skirt?
To draw a pattern for the lining, I used the facing pattern pieces for my waist edge and used the side edges of the skirt pattern to get the correct width.
For an extra 30 minutes of time the skirt will be much more comfortable to wear.
With the left over wool, I think I'll sew myself a looks-like-denim-but-its-not jacket.