Burda Canvas Skirt

So its time for another Minerva Network project, and what do you know? I made a denim-ish skirt. Denim-ish because although it feels like denim to me, it is actually canvas.

 I made a Skirt using Burda 7283. You can get the pattern here if you like this style of skirts. It is basically an A-line skirt. I did not follow the pattern instructions. I literally just used the pattern pieces. The skirt is really easy to sew, and is appropriate for a beginner. My fabric has quite a busy print, so I decided to just make it without the buttons or pockets as called for by the pattern.

When I first saw this fabric, for some reason, I thought it was a soft cotton sateen, and wanted to make a dress out of it.  I should have read the description closely, because when I received the fabric, it was different to what I was expecting. I probably just got carried away by the beautiful print, and did not see the word “canvass” in the description. It actually worked out better that it was a heavier sort of fabric, which to me, is more autumn appropriate. I changed my mind about making the dress, as I thought it would go beautifully as a skirt.

What I love most about the fabric, is the print. Camouflage anyone? Content wise, it is a canvas fabric, with a good amount of stretch. It stretches so much that you can get away with not using a zip. I’m not kidding you. My skirt does not have a zip, and I managed to get it on with no problem. It is also quite comfortable to wear, which is always a good thing.

I wore it to a sewing meet-up the day after I made it. I really love this skirt, and I think I am going to make another one.

 I know I look silly in the next 2 photos, but I could not resist doing these silly poses.

If you like this fabric, you can get it here. The kit contains 2 metres of fabric, and an invisible zip.



  1. September 24, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    Aah, it's easy to get caught up in the moment and not read carefully when you love something. I do it too! 😀 An A-line skirt is a great addition to your wardrobe and I love the print.

  2. September 24, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    You look so cute in this skirt!! And I love the way you styled it – if this was in my closet it would never get worn because I wouldn't know what to wear it with haha That's my problem with fun prints, oh well, i'm learning 🙂 I really like the seam down the middle – it looks great with the print!

  3. September 24, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    You look so adorable! I love the idea of a stretch canvas so that you don't need a zip. Zips are a bit of a nemesis of mine so anything that I can do to avoid them – I will do!

  4. September 24, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    What a fabulous skirt! I absolutely love how you styled it, as well. It looks amazing with a pink sweater! Totally lovely.

  5. September 24, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Dibs Loving the skirt and omg that sweater! I miss you! I was thinking of doing a Goldhawk meetup in November! x

  6. September 24, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    lol. Oh Stevie, you enabler. When do you want to come? Just let me know, and I will be there in a flash. Not the 30th though, as that is my bday.

  7. September 24, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Hi Maria, I would say grey. If you want, I could send you a sample from my remnant. That way you know exactly what colour it is.

  8. September 24, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    Thanks Mary. I must admit I was not really sure how to style it. I guess I got lucky.

  9. September 24, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    Oh trust me. When I realised I could wear it without the zip, I was in heaven. I am still scared of zips.

  10. September 24, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    Thanks Carrie. I think I actually got lucky with this one.

  11. September 24, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    lol. I really loved the print, and I think I shall wear the skirt to death this winter.

  12. September 24, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    what a great little skirt. it's neutral but fun, and i can understand you'll be wearing it all the time, all winter long! yay for fabirc mistakes 😉

  13. September 24, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Yay!. I will so kill it this winter. lol

  14. September 24, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    Your skirt is gorgeous, and it looks fab on you! I can see how this would go with loads of things, and I love your pink jumper.

  15. September 24, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    Ooh, fabulous and I love it with the hot pink top! I just want to keep using the word fabulous, oh and stalk your fabric stash; you have exquisite taste!

  16. September 25, 2013 / 1:29 am

    LOVE it and love your style too. I would never have thought of wearing this camo skirt with hot pink, but it looks great! Gotta LOVE a skirt that fits so well and doesn't need sewing a zipper.

  17. September 25, 2013 / 5:21 am

    You loook great in your new skirt. Looks great with the accent of hot pink.

  18. September 25, 2013 / 6:25 am

    Love this skirt ! With the pink tee-shirt, it's a great look !

  19. September 27, 2013 / 8:33 am

    Love it – I agree the pairing w/ pink is inspired! And I love the silly poses too 😉

  20. September 28, 2013 / 5:15 am

    Love the skirt with the pink top and brown boots 🙂

  21. September 29, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    Really cute– this totally works as a skirt! I'm loving your hair, BTW, and it's so fun to see photos of you out and about!

  22. October 8, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Yay! I m very happy to have found your blog after the Fabric Shop Meetup.
    I am totally joining on the wrap dress challenge!

  23. October 14, 2013 / 4:24 am

    Too Cute! I love your hair, and of the course the outfit, goes without saying. Thanks for blogging, I do enjoy checking in from time to time!

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