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Perfect Plum Pencil Skirt

Added Nov 24, 2013

by DanaRose84

Toronto, Canada






Ha ha, maybe I should call this Perfect Pear Pencil Skirt! I developed this pattern from the self-drafted pattern that I used for this skirt. I pegged the hem, added a vent and finished it with a grosgrain waistband. All of the techniques I used were from Classic Tailoring Techniques by Cabrera and Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket.

I’m really happy with how it turned out! (And I think it does a pretty good job of minimizing the pear shape)

This year I took my first forray into drafting. If you’re curious to see my progress, I’ve posted regularly here.

Material Notes

I used 100% wool, bemberg lining and silk grosgrain ribbon, because I’m worth it!




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy
Silk, Wool

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    Feb 25, 2014, 02.19 AMby ink

    Ola! From South Carolina via Toronto, the best city! Love the skirt I will have to look up your references!

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    Nov 26, 2013, 03.44 PMby yenny lee


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    Nov 25, 2013, 09.54 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Great fit and lovely fabric.

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      Nov 27, 2013, 04.36 PMby DanaRose84

      Thank you! I accidentally used the wrong side of the fabric! My pattern is not symmetrical, because I have a high right hip, so once it’s cut out, there’s no flipping it around. The wrong side is almost identical to the right side, though. Whew!

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    Nov 25, 2013, 05.56 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Beautifully made skirt. Lovely colour and shape. Looks great on you.

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      Nov 27, 2013, 04.36 PMby DanaRose84

      Thank you! I feel great in it!

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