I just love a nice full midi skirt. Paired with a simple tee it’s one of my favorite silhouettes. This Ice Blue Twill Burda Midi skirt paired with a self drafted white scoop neck tee is one of my new favorite outfits. The skirt is just casual enough for everyday wear, especially with the rustic coconut shell buttons, and the tee is a true wardrobe staple.
This is my second go at this Burda skirt pattern. Last time I made it my fabric choice was a fail. Just too lightweight to support the silhouette. I’ve been planning to make this Burda Skirt again in a sturdier fabric for some time. When Organic Cotton Plus contacted me for another review of their fabrics I knew just what I wanted to make! I’ve been really wanting to try out their twills- I love them for pants and they have an awesome selection of colors (warm + cool colors). It’s a given that I’ll be ordering more in the future.
I originally planned to make this skirt in an Orange/Rust color but after thinking it over decided to go for a more summery color. I already have a pair of twill culottes in that color. This is also one of my #2018MakeNine projects for the year. So far two done and one half way there!
The Ice Blue Twill just makes me think of spring. So fresh and pretty. The twill itself has a nice sturdy hand and is a real workhouse fabric. It has a really lovely and pronounced twill pattern which makes for a nice bit of texture in this solid. I love wearing blue and white- as you can tell if you’re been reading my blog for awhile! So it was a no brainer to mix this skirt with a white tee.
The skirt pattern calls for two snaps at the waist and a hidden placket of buttons underneath but I kept mine all on the outside since I do love a button front skirt. Luckily my machine cooperated with some good buttonholes. Plus how beautiful are these coconut buttons! They’re all ever so slightly different but add a nice rustic touch. I love the color and so far they are nice and sturdy.
The hem was then pressed and handsewn before I did all the topstitching. I really like the effect of the slightly lighter ice blue thread on the twill. It adds a bit more dimension. Everything was topstitched with a double spool of thread to make it a bit more defined like I do on denim. Also worth noting, even though this is a heavier weight of twill it was super easy to stitch, even through multiple layers.
Now on to the easy make- the scoop neck tee. I really love to wear a deep scoop on my tees. It really makes the most of my smaller bust and highlights my neck. This stretch jersey is wonderful to work with, it’s got a nice beefy weight to it and is perfectly opaque. What really makes it wonderful though is that 10% spandex content. Great stretch makes for a fab fitted tee. The stretch jersey in white was in production when I ordered but totally worth the wait. It was shipped quite quickly once in stock.