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!
-Vatsla from Fashion Behind The Seams