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Self-drafted pencil skirt with vent

Added Feb 9, 2013

by janene

London, United K...






There’s a lot of talk about the balance of ‘frosting’ to ‘cake’ out there. The penny dropped when I realised I had a fine choice of clothes for the weekend but nothing to wear to work on a daily basis. Well you can’t get more practical than a black pencil skirt!

I self-drafted a pattern for my grey skirt back in August 2012 and just tweaked it to make it longer and more tapered for this one. I also included a vent with mitred corners.

I made the top too. A peasant top using Butterick B4685. I completely forgot to blog it but I have made this top a couple of times before. But here’s a link to the gingham one I made before.

More pictures and details for the skirt over at ooobop!

Material Notes

100% wool outer and poly lining.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage

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    Feb 11, 2013, 12.25 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    i love black skirts with blouse blouses!!! this is a combination that never gets old and yours is really fantastic!!!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 07.06 PMby neveenkarnes

    You can’t go wrong with black skirt, it goes with everything I love it well do the whole outfit looks fantastic!!!! Great job!!!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 06.04 PMby zsyzu

    The pencil skirt is a wardrobe must have especially in black! Well done for the whole outfit. I love your hair and shoes too!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 02.56 PMby ink

    So lovely, I need a great skirt like this ! Gorgeous.

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    Feb 9, 2013, 01.17 PMby mokosha

    that’s a great skirt.. i, for sure, need more cake.. have all those patterned tops and skirts that i can’t wear, ’cause i simply have nothing to match them to.. thanks for the inspiration :)

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    Feb 9, 2013, 09.03 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab outfit, love the skirt!! I.ve a couple of burda pencil skirts.(easy) I use..i’m the same as.you,.i’ve loads of evening wear but not much day wear so.’m sewing basics x

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