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Alexis Remake

I made this skirt as the start of my new wardrobe project!  The next blouse I make should go well with this.  I’m in love with this pattern- it’s so cute!  It’s the Alexis pattern from BurdaStyle, which costs only $1.50!  Great deal if I do say so myself🙂

Alterations

  • No kangaroo pocket in front.  I was afraid it would pop out as I’ve seen happen before.
  • No tab on the waistband, but not because I don’t like it.  I ran out of material😦
  • I altered the last pleat a bit.  It is supposed to go all the way to the edge of the fabric, so that it would be caught in the seam.  I couldn’t get it to look good, so instead pleated just to the edge of the seam allowance.  Much better!
  • Flipped pleats to the other side.  I actually started out using the right side of the original skirt, and decided I liked the “wrong” side better, so I just flipped it over🙂
  • Shortened about 3″ (I actually shortened about 1.5″ for cutting, then ended up pulling the hem up another 1.5″)
  • Fully lined :)  I feel so professional doing this!  haha

Fit

I used a size 36, which is about 1/2″ smaller than I “should” according to the size chart.  I estimate I let it out at the pleat about 1/2″, so everything evens out there.  But, while it fits well around my hips, the top portion is a bit big on me.  It could probably be taken in about 1/2″ – 1″.  This is a common sizing issue I have with skirts.  It is definitely wearable as is.

Pictures

shoes- Payless🙂

Alexis 1

Alexis 2

Alexis 3

Alexis 4

Alexis 5

Alexis 6

Original skirt
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2009 5:26 am

    Nice looking skirt. I have this pattern and have yet to make the skirt. Yours is a very flattering fit on you.

  2. aunt gail permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:46 am

    This skirt is a WOW. Also I like the grapey color-a welcome change from always black and yet toned down enough to be practical.

  3. elily00 permalink*
    February 6, 2009 8:29 am

    Thank you so much ladies!

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