Outfit of the Week - 30 November 2015
Our 'Outfit of the Week' for 30 November 2015 is Named's Quinn shirt with Burda's 6835 pencil skirt! Get 10% off these patterns until 12 pm on Monday, 7 December 2015. Find the patterns (and all the coordinating fabrics) at the bottom of this page.
Named's Quinn shirt is such a great shirt pattern! It has a loose, straight cut and finishes at the high-hip. It also has lots of interesting details: an overlapping collar, breast pockets, a shortened button placket that is rounded at the bottom, a shoulder yoke with two small pleats, and French cuffs. Wow! If you're looking to make a shirt that has some special details, this is definitely one to consider. With all of these details, it is perhaps no surprise that Named has rated this as an 'average' pattern - their third highest difficulty level (out of four). As for reviews, this is a relatively new pattern (only released this autumn). There is currently only one review on PatternReview.com and it is positive.
There seems to be a little bit of an unplanned theme with this week's 'Outfit of the Week' - interesting details! Burda's 6835 skirt isn't your ordinary pencil skirt pattern. Instead, it has a zipper inserted in one of the front princess seams! You've also got the option of a flap pocket, and there are two choices of length and two different styles of zipper insertion (with one involving a lining). As for the difficulty level of this pattern, Burda has rated it as an 'average' pattern - its second of three difficulty levels. There are currently no reviews of this pattern on PatternReview.com.
Wanting a more cropped shirt and a longer skirt - like in some of the inspiration images? This should be pretty easy to accomplish with both of these patterns - simply shorten the shirt and lengthen the skirt along the shorten/lengthen lines. Keep in mind that you'll need to get a longer zipper for the skirt!
Based on the inspiration images, I've recommended a few of our cotton batistes and shirting-weight cottons for Quinn. For 6835, I've recommended some of our suiting fabrics, tweeds and cotton sateens. To see the recommended fabrics, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
This outfit was inspired by several outfits featured recently in ready-to-wear collections and popular fashion blogs. To see more inspiration images, have a look at our 'Skirts' board on Pinterest.
Prices for fabrics are per quarter metre (0.25 m).