burda 8680 denim skirts

It’s been my goal to work through my stash as much as possible, instead of buying new fabrics to only have then sit and wait to be made into wearable garments. These skirts for DD3 have put two lengths of denim into her closet for wear, and gotten them out of the dreaded stash! Yay! DD3 doesn’t really wear a lot of skirts, but I think she’s probably finished growing, so making up these two made some sort of sense. I have purchased various sorts of denim in a variety of blue shades for DD3 over the years because she prefers custom jeans to RTW. She is short-waisted, but her waist-hip length is 5cm longer than the usual 23cm RTW typically is drafted to accommodate, so every pair of trousers or jeans or shorts or leggings rides low, which she dislikes.

Burda 8680 black back

However, skirts never seem to present a fitting problem. Hopefully she will wear these as a casual alternative to shorts next summer season. She wanted a plain ‘jean’ style skirt, and so I pulled Burda 8680 out of my pattern stash.

The first version is the View A from a black stretchy denim from EOS. I initially used this denim to make a pair of capris for DD3, but didn’t cut them in a single layer, and the grain of the right front was off and caused a lot of twisty annoyance during wear, so they were thrifted. I suppose I could have made them into a skirt back then, in perfectly 20/20 hindsight as I type this, but I didn’t. Someone else is wearing them; hopefully, happily.

Burda 8680 black front

It’s a rather plain, utilitarian pattern. I added the belt loops and didn’t bother to add back pockets for her phone.

She was nonplussed about the omission, as the front pockets on this pattern are plenty deep. I finished the interior with gingham scraps leftover from a Dorothy costume I made for her three years ago.

Burda 8680 black back waist
No back pocketses….

But I did add the pockets on the second shorter version in blue denim.

Burda 8680 blue pockets
yes, it’s truly a dark navy, despite how it looks in this photo!

And, for a lark, because I felt like hammering studs, I added studs for all the pockets. It was a very simple make, and the fit is really good on this pattern.

Burda 8680 blue front

11 thoughts on “burda 8680 denim skirts

  1. I love all of the sewn details that you put into your garments. She looks very nice in the skirts. I especially like the short, saucy one!

    I have a couple of similar denim skirts. My favourite is similar to the longer one, but it has belt loops lower down (in the mid-high waist). I used to wear a little patent belt at that spot and felt it looked rather chic, especially with a crisp white shirt. Lots of possibilities to style these kinds of skirts.

    (These days I seem to be too lazy and slobby to wear anything fitted and snug…maybe one day I’ll feel that kind of youthful flare again! Post-COVID!)

  2. They both look great! I get such a feeling of joy when seeing a pretty fabric used inside a garment. Thanks for sharing your always lovely work, and thanks to your model too!

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