Added Dec 6, 2010
I’ve always loved the pencil skirt. I love the way it hugs the figure in all the right places.
Another thing I love is leopard print. I don’t know where this stemmed from, but it exists. And I have accepted it, nay, embraced this love. Thus, combining these two wonderful things was an obvious choice for me…
I drafted this baby myself, and it was incredibly simple. It starts at the hips and ends just above the knee. It has front and back darts for a closer fit around the hip and bum area. I decided on a dramatic visible open-ended zipper closure, both for maximum visual effect and practicality – the zipper opens from the bottom, which allows for a longer slit when a bit more movement is required (e.g. running for, and then maneuvering onto the bus).
The fabric is a very thin corduroy – not something I’d usually work with, but I found it was just the right weight for this type of garment. It’s also the right weight to be worn all year round!
A simple and satisfying project! ;)
thin corduroy, metal open-ended zipper
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