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Cotton-Masquerading-as-Wool Pencil Skirt

Added Jan 26, 2012

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...






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:

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




Garment Type

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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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