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AK Pencil Skirt

Added Jan 12, 2011

by Angela Kane

London, United K...




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I have been looking forward to getting my Pencil Skirt Pattern redrafted to offer as a free pattern. I am cheekily showing off my silk shirt at the same time.

This is a perfect combination. Shirt pattern and video easy enough for novice sewers available to members on angelakane.com.

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Material Notes

Medium weight, wool suiting.



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Garment Type
Corduroy, Blends, Denim, Linen, Suiting, Velvet, Wool



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    Aug 15, 2013, 06.03 PMby ioannakotsoni

    hey! That is exactly what I wanted to find because I have a little piece of fabric I didn’t know what to do with! A question: Is there any difference between #1 and #2 or it is only for the printing?

    Thank you!

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      Aug 16, 2013, 05.59 AMby Angela Kane

      Yes, the difference is very important. I draft my patterns for both Letter paper which is mostly found in the US and A4 which is pretty well everywhere else.

      I do this so there is no paper wastage, you don’t have to match up markings, you just butt the pages together – very easy. So you must use the correct pattern for the paper you use.

      Thanks very much for commenting.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 07.04 PMby bgr

    what are the fitting measurements for this pattern

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    Feb 29, 2012, 01.32 PMby Stephanie Brown

    I tried to download this pattern and all I got was a 3 page pdf with the photo of the model in the skirt and a few instructions for finishing the skirt. No measurements, no diagrams, no details. A novice can’t make a skirt with the information in the download as it is now.

    Please let us know when you’ve fixed the download.

    If this pattern isn’t really available for free, please just say so instead of wasting our time.

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      Feb 29, 2012, 01.41 PMby Stephanie Brown

      To download the diagrams, click on the “Print Pattern at Home” link. “Get all instructions” only gives you the 3 page pdf.

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      Feb 29, 2012, 05.43 PMby Angela Kane

      Are you not seeing the ‘Get it Now’ link on the right? Have you not been able to download the 15 Page Free Pattern drafted for A4 or Letter Printing? Did you not see that the Size is for Medium?

      Have you watched my free video as suggested – Making A Dress – where I demonstrate making the skirt in quite good detail apart from the waistband so I describe that in the pdf.

      The video is on my list but I thought I had supplied pretty good guidance that even a complete beginner could follow.

      I am sorry if it’s not good enough.

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      Mar 4, 2012, 04.47 PMby Stephanie Brown

      Dear Angela Kane,

      The main problem is not with your pattern. It’s in downloading procedures.

      As I said in my first comment, all I got at first was 3 pages, not 15 pages.

      After I clicked “Get it Now,” I had to click on 4 different links to get the whole package. And the instructions for that were not straightforward at all. For instance, if a link says, “Get all instructions,” I expect that I will get all instructions when I click on it. But that wasn’t the case here.

      Why can’t the diagram and instructions be in one pdf document? Maybe that’s a question for Burda.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.43 AMby catmanning

    Have tried to download this pattern but I am having problems …… any ideas???

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      Feb 29, 2012, 01.41 PMby Stephanie Brown

      To download the diagrams, click on the “Print Pattern at Home” link. “Get all instructions” only gives you the 3 page pdf.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 07.48 AMby pink-cornelia

    thanks for the pattern, will definitely try it. the whole outfit looks so stylish, love the kinda retro vibe it has.

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      Jan 14, 2011, 06.07 PMby Angela Kane

      Thank you. You are right about the retro feel. I have been throwing some lunchtime cocktail parties recently (very 60’s) and this is the outfit I wore to the last one.

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    Jan 13, 2011, 07.43 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    The skirt and top look great together – I can see why you chose a grey skirt. I can’t wait to start making these up. Can I ask – is this skirt pattern the same as the other skirt on your website that was in pink?

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      Jan 14, 2011, 06.04 PMby Angela Kane

      Yes it is roughly the same. I tidied it up a little and added the overlapping back vent.

      I included a pattern for the waistband and I also refined the measurements a bit. If you are going to make this skirt it is worth downloading the latest version.

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