Cotton-Masquerading-as-Wool Pencil Skirt
Added Jan 26, 2012
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: 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.
quilting cotton for the shell, polyester for the lining, and a very visible invisible zipper