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Pencil Skirt Pattern (Cat)

Added Feb 15, 2011

by Shelley Keenan

Melbourne, Austr...






This is the first time I’ve drafted my own pattern – and it was for a simple pencil skirt.

However, with a few minor adjustments the patterns shape is absolutely perfect, and I’m so pleased with the result. I’m quite straight up and down, so usually skirts either cut in around the waist or are too big around the bottom. This pattern, because it was drafted from my own measurements is fabulous. To draft the pattern I followed the instructions I found here: http://marmaladekiss.blogspot.com/2010/03/skirt-block-part-1.html

Then I started to have a little fun.

The ‘Cat Skirt’ shown above is made from a really lovely grey linen/cotton blend. It has a red lining and a bright-eyed cat appliquéd onto the front. The cat is also cut from a linen/cotton blend and is rough stitched in place with orange cotton.

Material Notes

Cotton/Linen Blend




Garment Type

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    Sep 1, 2011, 04.59 AMby madebymeg

    i love how you did the applique! the stiches work really well with it! makes applique edgy rather than grandma-y

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    Feb 16, 2011, 04.23 PMby carolinat

    great skirt! the bright colored wild cat is a great touch to spice up the gray skirt. so original! looks like the fit is perfect, too!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 02.04 PMby Lisette O

    I love the cat applique. It looks like and illustration out of a really interesting book. The way you stitched it on is really interesting.

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    Feb 16, 2011, 09.28 AMby marylisa

    I love the cat!!! And the skirt looks good on you, it has a nice fit. Well done!

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    Feb 15, 2011, 10.19 PMby ktmacca

    I love this cat! What a great look!

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