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Pattern Pop Pencil Skirt

Added Apr 29, 2012

by libertyprint

Oxford, United K...






This is a skirt I’ve made for a wedding in May. Fabric was a chance find on eBay, and I was just waiting for the right project!

Pattern is basic Vogue pencil skirt pattern (no. 9928), which I fitted using the Palmer-Pletsch tissue fitting method. First attempt at fitting a pattern, and really pleased with the results! A little work to be done at the waist to make it perfect, and possibly could have done with slightly more wearing ease, but I’m also of the opinion that a pencil only looks really good when it’s skin tight!

I used the lining as a test for the pattern rather than making a toile, which I can never quite get the energy for!

I also moved the zip to the back seam and added an exposed zip detail, and the grosgrain ribbon waistband (the original pattern had a side concealed zip and a self facing waistband)

Apologies that the pictures aren’t the greatest, I’m still working out the whole home studio thing!

Material Notes

Printed Silk Charmeuse
Grosgrain ribbon
Rayon lining fabric.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Aug 22, 2012, 10.03 AMby pedal2carpet

    So amazing

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    Aug 22, 2012, 10.03 AMby pedal2carpet

    So amazing

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    Aug 21, 2012, 11.41 PMby HannahClark

    Thanks for sharing! This looks absolutely adorable- you did some very good work.

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    Aug 21, 2012, 08.32 PMby auschick

    Wow, that fabric is gorgeous! Do you happen to know the brand/name of it?

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    Aug 21, 2012, 07.44 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty fabric and lovely design!! I also like your jacket!

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    Aug 21, 2012, 07.25 PMby abburns92

    I love how you put the zipper on the outside, very nice detail! The fabric is fabulous, but you already knew that!

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    Apr 30, 2012, 02.05 PMby wildflower31

    Love this, fabric, fit, everything goes together so well. You are right the tighter the better for pencil skirts.

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      Apr 30, 2012, 05.51 PMby libertyprint

      Aw, thanks. It’s so lovely to be getting such positive responses to my first posted project!

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    Apr 30, 2012, 12.30 AMby rahayusudin

    WOW !!… luv the fabric prints … and such gorgeous colour combination … well done !

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    Apr 29, 2012, 08.12 PMby Glenville Hughes

    Love the skirt you have made,wonderful choice of fabric and pattern.It compliments you nicely.

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