Here is a skirt to go with the Burda 8856 blouse. I just finished view E in a size 10. Let me just say I love it and it fit with minimal alterations. The only thing I had to do was take some of the curve out of the side seam, since I am very rectangular-shaped in that area. I used a linen/cotton blend and lined each of the skirt panel pieces with white muslin for opacity. I have not inserted a lap zipper in at least the last 2 years, so I am happy with the fact that the yoke lined up nicely, but the topstitching gets a little wider as you get closer to the top of the waistband. I don't think it is very noticeable, so I can live with it. This would be the second piece of my mini-wardrobe, if I decide to enter the contest mentioned here.
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 44 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!