Alexis

Added May 7, 2007

By burdastyle

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Description

This slim pencil skirt is highly suitable for any work environment. It fits just below the natural waist and with pleats on one side it accentuates both slender and curvy figures.

Material Notes

Wool blend with embroidered details

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic
Material
Wool

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    Oct 21, 2012, 07.37 PMby Monicao6

    So cute.

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    Jul 10, 2011, 05.45 PMby Ashley Doll

    So professional.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 11.08 PMby jen .ss1

    I made this in black cotton sateen. The pattern fit was fairly accurate and the full lining is a nice addition. The main variation I made was to eliminate the front pockets. They seem oddly placed (especially since this is a hip-fit, rather than a waist-fit skirt) and also because I noticed that there were problems with gaping in some of the project photos. .

    A note on the style: I wouldn’t say this is a true “pencil skirt,” although the cut is straight. (Anyway the pencil skirt is a nice idea on tall/slim figures, but unfortunately they can tend to look rather dowdy too). So, I made it a little shorter and it is still fine for work or elsewhere. Also, I used an invisible zip, which I think looks a lot more finished—had to sew the pieces in a different order from the instructions though. It’s a fairly simple pattern, and so I would recommend it for most sewers.

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    Nov 19, 2010, 01.42 AMby peaches2218

    The pleats just look accidental to me.

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    Jun 16, 2008, 03.16 PMby rbsmom

    What a great skirt- I love the pattern and fit. Great material too

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    May 29, 2008, 12.23 PMby tattooedkitty

    I agree, perfect for the office. But, it could go sexy too, if made in satin with the front seams slit about 6"!

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    Mar 25, 2008, 09.09 AMby misselaine31

    This will be a perfect pattern for me to try for work!

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