This week’s sewing challenge was set by Kate of Fabrickated. She sent me a pattern for a curvy pencil skirt. Regular pencil skirts work for women with a fairly straight body shape – minimal difference between waist and hip measurements. The curvy pencil skirt was designed for women with a 12″ difference between waist and hips. Apparently Marilyn Monroe had a 13″ difference, so we are in good company!
Kate sent me a self-drafted pattern that I printed out onto A4 paper. I then had to cut it out and stick it all together before I could start. I chose a wool mix fabric. Here it is all ready to cut out.
The skirt was pretty easy to make. I decided to line it – which I may have done last around 20 years ago! The lining took me a little longer than making the skirt itself as it is a bit fiddly – especially around the invisible zip.
I am really pleased with the final result and here I am wearing it with my last project – the pussy-bow blouse. I am building up a nice new wardrobe of self-made clothes. Since my first attempt in January, I have made 2 wrap dresses, a vintage-style circle dress, a circle skirt, two pairs of PJ bottoms, a denim skirt, a pussy-bow blouse and now this curvy pencil skirt. My next project is a short-sleeved wrap dress. It’s all cut out and ready to sew. Then I am on to boring blinds for our conservatory next. I am sure I will squeeze in a few clothes, otherwise I may loose heart and not complete the blinds!
Great pattern Kate, I shall be making this up again.