Finally! My class project is done. I made the Rock Skirt #7462 Pattern by Burda. It’s a two-tiered ruffle skirt. I love the skirt but it was much more difficult than I thought it would be. The gathers were hard to make because the gathers go through 2 layers of fabric and I chose a thick fabric. Le sigh. I also did not love the fit. Somehow it turned out slightly too big!
I liked the length but it was too wide. I’ll have to try it again with a slightly less thick fabric and work on fit. But here it is! The pattern itself was also a little bit difficult to follow because it was European and layout out slightly different from standard American patterns but not too bad if you persevere. See here for full details on my Beginner Sewing Class at The Sewing Studio.
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Burda Style is another wonderful site I found while trolling the internet for beginner sewing patterns. Burda Style is from Burda Fashion, a German magazine that contained the patterns for their featured fashions. BurdaStyle.com used to be BurdaFashion.com.
They have lovely tutorials, project ideas, and patterns (some free!) to browse through and boasts a large online community where members can post their latest projects and share ideas. It also features many great projects posted by its members. It’s also a wonderful place for design ideas and inspiration! Heart it!
Some other thriving online communities for sewing, crafts, and more: