Here are some photos of my denim version of this skirt that I made to make sure this pattern was going to work, before cutting into the expensive lambskin. This was a stretch denim, so I cut the side seams about 1/2" smaller for a closer fit. I also didn't line it. I really love this pattern- Burda 01- 2011-137A.
I did the topstitching in the classic gold and it shows up nicely. Here's a back view of the vent and topstitching.
|Burda Line Drawing -1-2011-137A|
|Close up of pocket area.|
I made two muslins before I made the final version- one from denim and one from a pleather.. The instructions were surprisingly awful for such a simple skirt, so I winged it most of the way. I took pictures of the confusing part for anyone who would like to try this.
|Close up of hem topstitching.|
If you are at all scared of sewing with leather, try sewing lambskin first. It is very light, and easy to sew. I got mine from Fabricmartfabrics.com, and they usually have an nice selection.