DIY Skirt Inspired By Dolce & Gabbana + Pattern Review of Burda 6955
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. I was able to spend time at the mall with my 16 year old, Lexi. We had such a good time trying on shoes, eating junk and laughing; it’s always so much fun to hang out with the girls because the amount of words they manage to squeeze into a day of chatting is astounding. I literally don’t have to say a single word the entire time and just listen as they share every detail of every moment with me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Todays DIY skirt is inspired by a Dolce & Gabbana skirt I saw Jennifer Hudson wearing. I don’t have any issues with the pricing of designer garbs. I understand the business and what goes into each design, etc. but I figured since I did not have $995 to drop on a trumpet skirt by D&G, although it is made of finespun silk, I decided I would make a version of the skirt myself.
Mine is made of a textured cotton/poly blend that has about 2% stretch and can be found HERE. If you are not into polka dots maybe you would love the houndstooth, squares and other fabrics in the Harmony Collection.
Pattern Description: Misses Skirts Burda 6955
Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they are pretty clear. It came together pretty quick.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I had been meaning to make this pattern and seeing Jennifer’s skirt and realizing I had a fabric in my stash that was perfect just worked out great.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any changes to the pattern itself but I did make a change to the style by adding a waistband. Honestly Burda patterns are pretty good when it comes to fitting. I rarely have to make a lot of fitting adjustments to Burda.
Would you sew it again? Not sure if I need another but it is certainly a great skirt pattern.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes