I’ve been really into pleated skirts lately. Some are more complicated like the Carven knock-off that I did last year. And other, like this Burdastyle skirt is quite straightforward, just two generous pleats on each side, a regular zip fly and classic pockets. Come to think about it this skirt shares many design elements with a classic trouser design, the pattern even has welt pockets in the back. However they are completely useless and just for decoration and I opted out from making proper ones, because sometimes it is nice to take shortcuts and not make every project overly complicated.
The fabric I used is a soft cotton chambray that is a dream to wear, so light and it falls very nicely. I should however taken into account the softness when I interfaced the waist band, because I used a too soft fusible, hence why the waist band and fly placket wrinkle a bit.
In Sweden we call the trouser style with generous front pleats “old man pants”. I’m curious if there is an English generic term for this type of trousers too?¨
Burda labels this a “mini skirt” and I did my usual petite alteration to keep the length intact with the original design. But for those who prefer a below the knee length this pattern also has a longer version. The pattern is from the May 2012 issue of Burdastyle