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Sharp Pencil

Added May 6, 2014

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made this pencil skirt using Simplicity 1465 pattern. The fabric is a lovely Italian cotton geometric woven fabric from Mood Designer Fabrics I ordered online. I used a metal zipper as an exposed zipper instead of the invisible zip as the pattern calls for. I think this is a great pattern and I will use it again and again for a sharp pencil skirt!

Material Notes

Italian cotton woven from Mood,

7" metal zipper,

fusible interfacing




Garment Type
Business, Classic

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    May 10, 2014, 02.14 AMby hello Itsme

    Sharp skirt I agree it looks wonderful!

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      May 12, 2014, 05.04 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much, I appreciate it!

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    May 9, 2014, 10.38 PMby mikkir

    great construction! I love the fit and style!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      May 12, 2014, 05.03 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Mikkir! I’ll be making this pattern again for sure!

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    May 9, 2014, 01.12 AMby Cleetus

    Very Interesting Slim n’ Style:

    There is no kick vent in the back? Won’t it rip at some point? I am just asking design questions; not being critical. It’s very nicely done.

    I heard bad things about Mood’s mail order fabrics. Did your order arrive in a timely manner?

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    May 7, 2014, 07.07 PMby Kocotte

    very nice skirt, nice fabric

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      May 8, 2014, 02.46 PMby slmnstyle

      Thanks so much!

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    May 7, 2014, 04.40 PMby maggieg5

    great skirt and just love the fabric you made it in :0)

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      May 8, 2014, 02.46 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! The fabric is really nice, I agree! It was really easy to sew :)

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    May 7, 2014, 03.39 AMby Moimisie

    Great job! I love the exposed zipper in the back…

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      May 7, 2014, 03.43 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Moimisie! I like the zipper too! I see them on a lot of dresses, skirts and other fashions.

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    May 6, 2014, 08.28 PMby liliv-1

    Great fit and very smart skirt

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      May 6, 2014, 10.32 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

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