Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Made By A Fabricista: Floral Pencil Skirt

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope that everyone is ready for a feast tomorrow! I know I am! I made a quick pencil skirt last week to wear to Thanksgiving dinner, although we usually keep it pretty casual on that day.








For this skirt, I wanted a fitted pencil skirt with a high waist. I was initially thinking of making something dramatic with a bit flounce at the bottom, but as I sewed up the skirt, I loved the simplicity of the pencil silhouette. This print is so bold, I decided to keep the style simple.




I used this pattern number 8330 from Simplicity and used the skirt part of view B. I wanted something with darts instead of princess seams as I did not want the print to get chopped off. I elongated the skirt pattern by 4 inches (this included the hem allowance of 5/8 of an inch)


The pattern was very easy to sew up. I self-drafted the facings for the front and the back of the skirt as the pattern did not come with them. 

Here is a side and back view:





I kept the styling very simple. Nude pumps plus a simple DIY top. This skirt looks good paired with a black top or a white top. 

The fabric is a beautiful cotton sateen with about a 10% stretch. It is currently sold out, but Fabric Mart has other Sateen fabrics in stock.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this projects and how I changed up the pattern. I have extra fabric leftover so I will be sharing a pair of wide legs pants made with this fabric next month!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving and happy sewing until then!


1 comment:

  1. Another beautiful make by you. These colors look amazing on you and you also look super amazing in that pencil skirt. You really know how to make what looks great on you. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family.

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