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Sew Over it Pencil Skirt

Hey guys!

So this summer I decided I really wanted a classy af pencil shirt, and I had an ideal fabric that I’d bought in Hobbycraft. It’s a cotton with a slight stretch to it. After looking at the sizing chart I saw my hips were 2 sizes down from my waist, so I would have to grade the pattern down a wee bit.

The skirt didn’t take long to make (even for me!) and I loved it right away. I wore it for a job interview a couple of weeks after making it and I got the job which I’m sure was entirely down to my wonderful skirt 😉

This skirt was the first time I’d made an ACTUALLY invisible zip which was extremely exciting let me tell you!

This was the second kick pleat I’d done and I was really pleased with the instructions.

After my success with the first skirt I decided to make a second one, but shorter. It was the first time I’d shortened a pattern rather than just on the completed skirt. I reduced it a few inches so it’d be above knee length. I actually even remembered to shorten the kick pleat at the back!

For this one I used the fabric I’d bought in Poland, there wasn’t shed loads of it so I used fabric left over from the previous skirt for the facings.

This one has seen even more use than the longer one, I love it even though I don’t have many suitable things to wear with it!

Overall I’m super pleased with these skirts and this pattern, the only thing is that I’m not sure it entirely suits me with the tightness on the belly, so maybe a pepulum skirt would suit me better? The only way to know is to try so if anyone has any pepulum pattern recommendations would be very welcome!!

PS. Yes I am laughing very much at my face in these photos!