Pattern Review Burda 7947, View C

From the Burda pattern catalog (skirt on the left)

100% Cotton Denim
Designer-Ralph Lauren
(sold out)

Prewash: The fabric was washed at a normal cycle and dried in the dryer. I steam pressed the fabric prior to cutting.

Notions: I used a 9″ YKK invisible zipper for the side zipper, fusible knit interfacing for the facings, 1/4″ double fold bias tape to finish the facing edges and 1/4″twill tape to prevent the waist from stretching with wear.

Alterations: There were two alterations-the waist was taken in 1.5″ and the side seams were sewn at 3/8″ instead of 5/8″.

Construction Details: I omitted the belt carriers for my skirt, but may add them later. All fabric edges were finished by a 3 thread serger except for the waist. The facings were 100% cotton shirting that coordinated with the fabric. They were fused with the knit interfacing and also bound with the double fold bias tape.

The skirt is simple to make. The only tricky part is sewing the curves. Since this fabric had some stretch it was easy to do the curves.

I plan to wear the skirt with knit tops and coordinating blouses both tucked in and outside the skirt. If I sew the skirt again, I will sew all the seams with a 3/8″ seam to allow a little more wearing ease-unless I manage to lose that 5 pounds :).

Thanks, Veronica for a wonderful review. This is a great pattern and well done!!


  1. Anonymous
    June 17, 2009 / 1:38 am

    Veronica,Your did a awesome job on your skirt. I really like the contrasting fabric for the facingof your skirt! Look forward to seeing you in August at the nextBurda class. Cynthia

  2. fabrici-holic
    June 17, 2009 / 7:37 pm

    Veronica,Excellent job on the skirt, especially on the topstitching. It's perfect.

  3. Anonymous
    June 21, 2009 / 8:33 pm

    Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments! Cynthia – I look forward to seeing you in August also. Veronica

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