Pencil Skirt (Plus Size) 04/2012 #135

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Intermediate
Size
44, 46, 48, 50, 52 See Sizing Chart
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Description

Plus size pencil skirt sewing pattern.

Recommended Materials

Lightweight skirt fabrics with some body. Fabrics with some elastane are ideal.

Amount of Fabrics

Cotton satin with widthwise stretch, width: 140 cm (55 ins) length: 1.60 m (1 3/4 yds) for all sizes. Vilene/Pellon G 785. 1 invisible zip, 22 cm (9 ins) long, and a special presser foot.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Dec 28, 2012, 12.58 PMby avjames

    I’ve finally made this skirt up! It’s a really good pattern and I highly recommend it. I’m wearing the skirt right now and it’s really comfortable. I thought that a pencil skirt on a bigger figure may not turn out to well but I am very impressed.

    A few tips/notes/etc: *The pattern would benefit from some more diagrams, particularly when describing how to do the flap at the back. I gave up and just did my own thing; *The pleats were a bit fiddly (of course) and I sewed them along the fold lines to keep in place but still give some movement. I would have preferred to make up some pleated fabric, overlay the upper side piece and cut the right size from that; *And on a note with the side pieces, a good variation would be to use a feature fabric instead of the pleats; *other variations that may be good are belt loops and some welted pockets on the back; *I thought that I would need to alter the pattern a little to accommodate my very “generous” hips, but it was not necessary, especially as I made the pattern up in a stretch cotton drill.

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