As the title of this post suggests, this skirt is slightly out of the norm for me. I’m sure you’ve noticed that my usual preferred skirt shape is much fuller i.e. covers all the lumps and bumps. I do love a pencil skirt on other people though, so I thought I’d have a go for myself.
I’m not entirely convinced that it’s the most flattering shape on me – there’s certainly nowhere to hide all the cake I want to eat! However, I think it’s good to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while, even if that’s to reaffirm the shapes that suit you!
As a matter of fact, this skirt is another remake from a vintage garment in Martin’s grandma’s suitcase.
The jacket was tacked together, but unfinished, so I just took out the long stitches and creatively places my pattern pieces on the bits I could salvage. Hence the lack of pattern matching. I made version A of New Look 6917, which went together very simply.
The only change I would make if I was to make this skirt again, would be to change the way I faced the waistband. This time I faced it with the same fabric, which turned out to be a bit thick and bulky. I think it would have had a much neater finish if I’d used cotton as the facing.
I love all the little details on this design and I used a lapped zipper to make it a bit neater.
Here’s a slightly more casual way to wear it – it makes my legs look rather stubby, but it feels more relaxed.