Sooo, guess what I made??
Yep, another pencil/straight skirt. I’ve really gotten into this “tried and true pattern” business – I know this pattern fits well, and it’s such a daily wardrobe staple I could easily make and wear 20 of these. It’s flattering (I’m pretty sure 😀 ) and comfortable, with enough room for my badonkadonk when I go from sitting to standing all the time at work. This version is made from a cotton-polyester drill from The Fabril Warehouse. Medium-weight with a teensy bit of drill. Unfortunately it wrinkles a bit and does sit kind of weirdly, but meh. Don’t care.
In terms of construction, I trimmed the interfacing back to the seam allowances before fusing:
And, the best part, I added piping!
Green tartan piping.
Lapped zipper, baby.
It, erm, may not have a button yet and is currently done up with a small safety pin. The button I bought (which matches the colour perfectly) is too big for the tiny flap I kept on the waistband. I’ve been thinking I might just put on one of those huge hook-eye-tab things like you get on pants.
Not much else to say, really. I promise I’ll put some more interesting stuff on here instead of copy pastas. But really, I could make and wear 20 of these.
Pattern: Pencil skirt from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing
Fabric: 1.5m of cotton-polyester drill, $24 (could have gotten away with 1m)
Notions: Zip, $4, thread and interfacing, stash
Mr. Guy took me up the hill for photos, rather than having them always in the back- or front yard. It also involved swings!
.Location shots FTW
So – do you guys tend to stick to one pattern you know well or continue to challenge yourselves?