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Pencil skirt in charcoal grey

Added Sep 19, 2010

by helluvaguy

Braunschweig, Ge...






After having some leftovers from the last pair of pants we made, my buddys wife wanted to have the skirt from burdastyle magazine 09/2010 #116 . It’s so nice to only need less than a meter for a size 42. While sewing we noticed that it’s important, to have a consistent seam allowance, otherwise you end up with a longer front part than back part – which happened to us. We balanced that through a shorter seam allowance at the waistline where the lining was attached. Due to that mistake the seam zipper ended up a bit below the waistline, but besides that, it turned out very well. I was pleasantly surprised, as was my buddy and his wife.

It is so ungrateful to try to photograph fabric in grey, especially in charcoal grey, so forgive me, if the defines contours of the skirt aren’t as good visible, as I liked them to be.
You can read more about it at my blog

Material Notes

woll blend, rayon lining, seam zipper, sewing thread




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Blends, Rayon, Wool


Pencil skirt

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    Sep 26, 2010, 04.24 PMby dabura

    looks great on you. well done.

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      Sep 27, 2010, 06.37 AMby helluvaguy

      Thanks so much… but it’s my wife who’s wearing the skirt, not me. :-)

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    Sep 20, 2010, 05.49 PMby dorawarren

    looks great!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 06.25 PMby helluvaguy

      Glad you like it.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 04.57 PMby sew4my3

    When I saw this skirt in the September issue of Burdastyle magazine I was just beside myself with joy! I want to make this in the worst way and now after seeing your lovely version of it, I just want it even more! What a great job and it looks divine!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 06.24 PMby helluvaguy

      That’s very kind of you to say, Sew4my3. Thanks

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    Sep 20, 2010, 08.30 AMby hdk100

    I’d like to try this pattern too, so it’s good news, that it doesn’t eat up a lot of fabric. It looks very pretty on the lady!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 09.36 AMby helluvaguy

      Thank you hdk100. This is really a frugal pattern concerning the needed amount of fabric.

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