I finished my blue plaid pencil skirt last week and forgot to post about it. This was another "make it up as I go" project because when it comes to actually following a pattern, I just wing it. Pencil skirts should be the easiest thing to make, so really who needs a pattern?
review of this pattern at PaternReview.com. There are some lovely photos along with the reviews, as well.
The plan was to make view "b" because I did not have high hopes of their being enough fabric for view "c". I bought the fabric from a decond hand charity store, so it was "as is" and you really never know how much you will get. The "roll" was pretty heavy so I was looking forward to at leaste getting enough for a straight jumper.
Well, plans changed because as I unrolled the fabric, some of it had tiny holes in the middle. This should be expected with vintage fabric, or just old fabric that has been in the garage, attic, basement, where ever....I did rescue enough for the pencil skirt, but had to peice it together.
What this ment was the back is made up of 3 panels instead of one. This actually worked out better as I like for my pencil skirts to be a bit more "butt huggin" so I was able to taper it to do just that.
The finished product is kind of preppy cute, I think.