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.
All the pieces laid out. 8 pieces in all – 2 pieces for the Outside Waist, 2 pieces for the Inside Waist, 2 pieces for the Top Flounce, 2 Pieces for the Bottom Flounce. Plus 2 pieces for the Interfacing. It’s shown already attached to the Outside Waist (pieces marked “1”).
Top and Bottom Flounces placed together, layered on top of each other. And gathered the waist. Bottom edges are serged. I serged to finish the bottom edges instead of used trim as the instructions directed.
Sewing on the zipper! Once the zipper was properly pinned down, I switched to the Zipper Foot and sewed a line down each side. The Zipper Foot can be moved from right to left. So the piece doesn’t have to be turned.
Burda Young Pattern #7462 Rock Skirt. There are 3 different skirt patterns in this one. I did “Version A”. The two-tiered ruffle skirt.
Note: You can buy this pattern right here in NYC at Paron Fabrics in the Garment District! They carry the entire Burda and KwikSew collections in the back! Yup. It’s a gold mine of Burda and KwikSew! www.paronfabrics.com
Skill Level: Intermediate