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Rusty Pencil Skirt

Added Nov 3, 2011

by integerclub

London, United K...






This skirt is basically a shortened version of my pencil skirt pattern – minus four inches at the hem, and with a thinner waistband. It has a lapped centre back metal zipper and a vintage plastic button to close the waistband. The short length also meant I didn’t have to put in a vent at the back to help with walking.

The skirt isn’t lined, because I plan on wearing it even in the summer – it’s definitely thin enough for that. However, I did try to make the insides extra special with some minty-green cotton bias binding around the raw edges and hem. I’ve become quite a fan of Hong Kong binding recently – it just seems to finish off items so prettily and it feels like a little present to yourself everytime you put on the skirt/dress/whatever. It’s an immensely comfortable skirt that will see quite a bit of wear from me.

The rust-coloured needlecord came from my mum-in-law’s stash – she said she wouldn’t be able to go through all the fabric she had, and so asked me to pick out whatever I wanted.

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Material Notes

needlecord, metal zipper, plastic button, cotton bias binding



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.38 AMby olystyrene

    Aah the pencil skirt…. you can never have enough (in every imaginable length and colour!!!)! Looks frabulous with the colourful blouse!

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      Dec 30, 2011, 02.22 PMby integerclub

      Spanks, Doolishous…I haven’t seen any of your frabulous creations lately :(

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.39 PMby madebymeg

    love how you styled it!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 11.04 PMby mynameisdavid

    Great job! I love the color.

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      Nov 19, 2011, 11.08 AMby integerclub

      Yeah, the colour makes me think of autumn! Thank you :)

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