Sorry about the scowl, the neighbours' kids are mocking me from over the fence.
I do prefer a slightly dressier every day style and in fact this skirt is totally practical. The skirt can be worn with boots - it's long enough not to require leggings with boots, and wool is a great dirt repellent.
The skirt is great fun, the only thing I was really worried about were the poufy bits at the side which I thought could look a little silly. But with Burda, you have just got to learn to live with a little kook. I think the shorter version is slightly risque, or maybe it's just the weird looking fella she's disappearing into the woods with.
At any rate, I put in some welt pockets from the shorter style, and used bias tape to hem the skirt because it is so full and the fabric so bulky I wanted the slimmest, lightest finish possible.
From the front, technical view, it was those boufy bits that gave cause for concern:
Welt pocket, with lining fabric both sides of pocket to reduce bulk:
Hem, the bias tape left to hang on show, too bulky to turn and stitch, or those poufy bits would be flying all over the place.
And now it's time to exercise a little discipline and do some mending and alterations. yawn. But I shall reward myself at the end of it by allowing myself to sew another coat.
Burda WOF 12-2009-123
Fabric, Global, Marc Jacobs wool, $22.50, zipper $3, bias tape $4, lining, Nick's $4, tracing paper $2, thread $2 = $37.50