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Obi Pencil Skirt

Added Sep 2, 2011

by shkoober

Montreal, Canada






Using the Obi Belt pattern, whipped up this gathered pencil skirt
Originally planned this skirt to be full and gathered, but instead began removing the volume, resulting in an emergency back slit!
Also had to sew in some darts after attaching the skirt to the belt, adding a nice detail I think of faux pockets, because it was too gathered.

Material Notes

Herringbone cotton, light weight – Fusible interfacing in waist band (first time use!) and black bias tape, slit in back was needed after the first fitting, so had to open the seam and finish with tape
First time using bias tape too!




Garment Type

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    Nov 16, 2011, 12.20 AMby Andrea Delesdernier

    nice variation!

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      Nov 16, 2011, 02.19 PMby shkoober

      thank you, mostly winged it, but very easy

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    Sep 5, 2011, 09.24 PMby mojo elgin

    This is gorgeous! I like it better than the full skirt. Narrow skirts work much better on me.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 03.34 PMby lbell


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    Sep 4, 2011, 01.02 AMby Testosterone

    That waist! The fabric! The color! The texture! The results are outstanding!

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    Sep 3, 2011, 02.50 PMby tinyskids

    Love it!!!

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    Sep 3, 2011, 02.16 PMby stephanieu

    This skirt is perfect. I love it!

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    Sep 3, 2011, 07.51 AMby Delibera

    I love this fabric. The waist of this pattern is great and the belt is a very nice detail.

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    Sep 3, 2011, 07.18 AMby janene

    Love the shape of this skirt and the addition of the obi bow. Really lovely.

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    Sep 3, 2011, 01.12 AMby colours

    This is so pretty!! I love it

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    Sep 2, 2011, 07.44 PMby kstyled

    I love this skirt !! !!

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    Sep 2, 2011, 05.02 PMby cyndi-de-crafti

    Very nice! Pencil skirts are a classic, but you make it even better with the high waist and bow! Love the type of fabric you chose. It’s perfect for fall. :)

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    Sep 2, 2011, 04.39 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    This is lovely. I absolutely love the effect the darts gave it. Would love to see the back of it.

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      Sep 2, 2011, 05.21 PMby shkoober

      You’re right I should have photographed the back, maybe some time in the future.
      to give you an idea, I had to add the same darts to the back, and bias taped the hem which was continuous through the last minute added slit.

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