Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rodarte inspired: Burda 09-2010-112B

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony draped skirt, in linen gauze.
You can pick up your Rodarte skirt (on sale for a reasonable $134.40, down from $448, heh) at Shopbop or you can make the at-home Burda version.  Burda printed a similar pattern in 09-2010.  Behold, 09-2010-112A and 09-2010-112B.

Burda 09-2010-112A and B, top version in jacquard, bottom version in silk batiste.  Why must Burda make the samples in fabric that makes seeing the details so difficult?

 And my version, in tropical weight glen plaid wool.  I'm pretty happy with the shape.  I cut a size halfway between 34 and 35, and shortened all pieces by 2".  The waistband is a grosgrain ribbon, which was the easiest waistband application ever.  I don't know why I've never made this kind of waistband before!
Believe it or not, the floor is not crooked in my new apartment.

Now I want a crisp white shirt.

These photos show the shape of the skirt a little better.  The design is interesting, as in there are no side seams.  The outer shell of the skirt is cut as two sides that overlap in the front.  The skirt has what Burda is calling an underskirt, which is to be cut from the fashion fabric.  I substituted stretch lining instead, and in hindsight I wouldn't have shortened it by 2 inches.  There isn't any easy way to anchor it to the outer shell, which doesn't have side seams, so it rides up a bit.

This is the only seam in the outer shell.

Underskirt.  It's not going to be seen, and having it 2" longer would have been good.


  1. I love that skirt so much!!! I just love me a knockoff. You did a great job. I like your better than the Rodarte version. Your pleats are much prettier than theirs.

  2. Amazing skirt - the shaping and draping is so interesting and cool looking - it looks wonderful on you!

  3. Wow! You gave me the idea what to do with the same fabric in my stash!!!! Thank you!

  4. Gorgeous! I've been wanting to try that skirt. You're making me think it will be good for Fall.

  5. Cute skirt. Burda use a lot of cross grain ribbon waistbands in their skirts. A useful innovation.

  6. Thank you for all those pictures - you've made a lovely skirt there! This is another very interesting pattern and I am quite intrigued... it looks as though this could be made from some quite unconventional fabrics and still work well!