Added Jan 29, 2011
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This is a versatile skirt that I made primarily for wearing to the library. (I spend a lot of time doing research there). I think the pattern instructions describe this as a pencil skirt, but I don’t think that is quite accurate. With the pleats, it is almost a tulip shape in the front. Also, I made it a little shorter which may add to the slight tulip effect. It’s a fairly straight forward pattern, but I made a couple of changes: 1) invisible zipper, 2) eliminated the front pockets – didn’t want it to look “pouchy” in the front. The most difficult part was the top stitching on the front tab—making that tight turn was a little tricky. If I make this skirt again I will probably go for hand pick stitching instead of the regular top stitching.
Black cotton sateen, invisible zipper, old button from collection, purple stripe lining of an unknown synthetic fiber.
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