The skirt is tapered and has a large overlap in the front. When I saw the design in the magazine I was a bit unsure that this would be wearable because of the huge overlap -- I was sure it would turn into a shapeless mess. My muslin proved me wrong and I went ahead with my Shetland wool from Fabricmart.
I shortened the skirt by 1" and think the length is still office suitable without being dowdy. I want to wear this skirt every day!
|I cut the back on the bias, to try to match plaids and to avoid the coffin look.|
Here is the inspiration in bright red tartan, the Vivienne West Cosmopolitana skirt. As you can see, the back has deep pleats, but I didn't try to replicate them.
|Burda 08-2010-107 line drawing|