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Three Shades of Black Skirt

Added Dec 1, 2012

by integerclub

London, United K...






This skirt is based on my trusty pencil skirt pattern, except I redrafted it slightly so that the front waist darts become princess seams. This allows for the insertion of panels of different fabric into the sides of the skirt. It’s a great way to add interest to a fairly plain design, and allows for smaller amounts of fabric to be used.
The main fabric came from an old A-line velvet maxi length skirt that was given to me a while back. I cut the side panels from this massive bag of jersey remnants that I bought off eBay last year (it’s THE bottomless bag of fabric – I’ve made so many things from it and it still sits there, undiminished). It’s lined with supersoft black and white fabric harvested from a duvet cover, and the hem is catchstitched so it hardly shows on the velvet. I made the waistband out of faux leather, for three different textures of black. The faux leather was an arse to machine-sew though, and I ended up having to sew it to the skirt by hand. It’s finished off with a vintage metal button with markings that look rather like a fingerprint, however, you can’t really see it in this photo so you’ll have to take my word for it.

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Material Notes

velvet, vintage cotton sheet, textured jersey, faux leather




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Grunge, Preppy, Punk, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Leather/Fur, Knits/Jersey, Velvet

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    Dec 2, 2012, 02.30 PMby Mary Athey

    Great skirt!!! I love pencil skirts x

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      Dec 2, 2012, 07.54 PMby integerclub

      Thank you :) Yes, I love them too!

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