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In love with Melissa

Added Jan 16, 2012

by claudinka

Vienna, Austria






I’ve always wanted a black hig-waisted pencil skirt, but since I rarely take my time for sewing, there’s no real progression in my skills… so I am not really convinced of giving a “real” fitted pencil skirt a try…
But lately I found a quite cheap black jersey fabric with a nice shine. Having in mind that I made the Melissa skirt 1 year ago and I love it, I thought I could as well make another one in black. Must suffice for the moment as a black pencil skirt ;-)
Yesterday I sewed it in a cloak-and-dagger-operation. Today I wear it – and I loooooove it! That pattern is so simple. The only little difficulty is that I have a very small waist compared to my hips (or my hips are very big compared to my waist ;-). So I need a 38 for the waistband and a 42 for the skirt (which has to be narrowed a little bit at and towards the waistline). That implies a lot of stretching when sewing the waistband on the skirt. – I had to do it twice since it did not work the first time.
This skirt is soooo comfy – and still very female, I think. I really like it. You should give that pattern a try! :-)

Material Notes

Jersey; polyester or polyester blend, I guess.




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