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Vespa Pencil Skirt

Added Aug 26, 2013

by Helguchi

Oviedo, Spain






Waistband pattern: self drafted.
Skirt pattern: bottom part of the Sultry Sheath Dress from Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing.
Fabric: scooter kokka fabric by Etsuko Furuya.
50s style, high waist pencil skirt lengthened below knees. The skirt has four darts in the front and another four in back and it closes at the back with an invisible zipper. Of course, it is completely lined and the shaped curved waistband includes a facing.
This is a pretty straight forward project easy and fast resulting in a very flattered garment for curvy women.
I only see a tiny inconvenience and that is that the points of the waistband tend to fold when sitting, so next time I might add some boning to the waistband.

Material Notes

L100cm x W150 cm fabric, L90 cm lining x W110, L90cm x 15 cm stiff fusible interfacing and 22 cm invisible zipper




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Satin

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    Sep 5, 2013, 09.06 AMby liliv-1

    Very fun project!! I like it a lot!

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    Sep 2, 2013, 02.05 AMby thewallinna

    So cool!

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    Sep 2, 2013, 01.23 AMby ronnielee

    Love this! How funky is this fabric?

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      Sep 2, 2013, 03.34 PMby Helguchi

      Right? I love it because is so different to everything else.
      Thank you!

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    Sep 1, 2013, 09.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    WoW! That is gorgeous! :)

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      Sep 2, 2013, 03.34 PMby Helguchi

      Thanks, Ellen.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 08.38 PMby bootieshakin

    Stunning! Love it.

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      Sep 2, 2013, 03.36 PMby Helguchi

      Thank you.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 08.06 PMby Helguchi

    Thank you Mary for your kind comment. I really appreciate.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 07.31 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh wow this is stunning, what a fabulous skirt to have. I looooove this beautiful skirt. It’s like a work of art x

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