Added Jul 18, 2011
I have slight pear shape, making a good fitting pencil skirt hard to come by. I usually buy them to fit my hips and rear and then wear it below may natural waist. Lately I have been wanting a good-fitting pencil skirt so I decided to make my own. The skirt had the perfect fit until I added the lining, it made it a bit more snug (I think I sewed the lining with less ease, which made it feel a little small). However, I am still really happy with how this turned out.
This was my first time using a BurdaStyle pattern and I found it pretty straight forward. The only thing I don’t like is the you have to add the seam allowance yourself. It’s not difficult, but does add some extra thought.
Since the pattern did not have a slit, I used Sunni’s tutorial to add a back vent in my skirt.
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Brown wool blend (80% Italian wool, 20% silk),
Purple silk lining,
Cranberry satin trim,
Purple lace trim
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