Cotton-Masquerading-as-Wool Pencil Skirt

Added Jan 26, 2012

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...

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This is actually one of my first “real” sewing projects, made all the way back in the summer of 2010! I was determined to tackle something non-elastic, but I didn’t know much about fabric choices back then…hence the gray quilting cotton, which looks astoundingly like wool from far away because of the subtle scale pattern.

I was too cheap to buy patterns, so I actually drafted this skirt based on my measurements using this helpful tutorial: http://mademoisellechaos.blogspot.com/2010/06/make-wish-tutorial-i-ominous-pencil.html

Since I happened to be wearing it the other day, I thought I might as well take some pictures. Part of me is horrified by the awful zip insertion, definitely-not-blind hem, and poor fabric choices (thick cream-colored polyester for the lining!?), and part of me is impressed at the fit I managed to get when I was still relatively inexperienced. Which goes to show, even if you’re a novice who’s only ever made elastic-waisted skirts, it IS possible to tackle trickier projects with relative success.

More info and pictures here.

Material Notes

quilting cotton for the shell, polyester for the lining, and a very visible invisible zipper

Difficulty

Novice

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Women
Garment Type
Skirt

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    Jan 26, 2012, 12.41 PMby claudinka

    Very nice outfit. Thanks for the link to that tutorial – have to check that out. I want to try a pencil skirt, too, but know that it will be a challenge getting the right fit.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 08.49 AMby libbysharf

    Great fit! You look lovely and I love the whole styling

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