Lagarfeld (and Burda) for meeeeee!!

I’ve been willing to make this Karl Lagarfeld’s skirt (pattern available here)  since the day it got released. I’m not proud of myself because it was it 2010… Anyway so I had this military green wool from Fabricmart (1 year old… I’m really underestimating my stash). Work has been busy so it took me a while to  finish it but here it is !


I was a bit unsure about the elasticated waist in the back and I happen to quite like it !


I love that it has pockets. If I was to do it again I would make them deeper. I would also be more careful finishing the waistband in the front because it get a bit bulky from the seam allowances. The only change to the pattern that I actually made is to add 2″ for length. In case you’re thinking about making this skirt, trust me it is highly necessary: I’m 5’3, I wear my skirts “New York short” and I would NOT have been comfortable if I hadn’t added those 2 inches…


I lined the faux-pockets flap with so left overs of grey china silk. The waistband, the zipper area and the cuff are interfaced. The metal zipper is Riri from Pacific Trimmings and the metal buttons from M&J.


Next project will be the illusion jacket from Burda 10/2012, I already got fabric from Mood. It’s a beautiful wool from Marc Jacobs. I got it fully professionally fused by Sun Fay (257 W 39th street on the 4th floor here in NYC), they do several yards in 10 minutes while you wait. The interfacing is  weft from Guide Fabrics.

I have some work to do on the pattern (size it down and petite adjustment) but I hope I’ll be able to show some progress soon…


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  1. The skirt looks great, and Ilove that jacket, it’s on my “to make list” too.

  2. OMG I love the skirt. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  3. Wouah !! Elle est géniale ! J’ai ce magazine, et depuis longtemps je me dis que cette jupe est jolie mais importable. Tu viens de me prouver le contraire et maintenant il me la faut !

  4. sewforward says:

    Your skirt is perfect!

  5. J’adore ta version de cette jupe! En voyant le patron à l’origine j’avait peur de sa coupe un peu “parasol”, mais sur toi elle rend vraiment bien, j’ai vriament envie de copier :P
    Au passage, je t’ai mise dans ma liste de nominées pour le “One Lovely Blog/Very inspiring blogger Award”, parmi les 10 blogs que j’adore lire (et dont j’aimerai piquer toutes les créations coutures !)
    Bonne Année!


  1. […] Sewing Tidbits dont je découvre le blog, un patron Karl Lagerfeld pour Burda donne une jupe d’enfer. J’ai ce patron aussi, mais la jupe me paraissait importable. Voir cette réalisation me […]

  2. […] other news, today I’m wearing the illusion jacket from Burda 10/2012 that I was talking about here, but I did not have time to take pictures […]

  3. […] transfered the drape on paper. I drafted back faux-flap-pockets and I traced the zipper front from my Lagarfeld skirt and I added sewing and hem […]

  4. […] has been one of my favorite reads over the last year so I was totally shocked when she mentioned my Lagarfeld for Burda skirt as her inspiration for her Green Army Skirt (although the first commenter said I look weird. […]

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