Sunday, May 29, 2016

Textured Green Pencil Skirt

May has been busy and although I've been keeping up with my MeMadeMade pledge, I haven't been taking pictures of the outfits to post. The one I did take was one of my favorite self drafted patterns to date - green pencil skirt. Usually I don't gravitate toward green, but I came across this fabric on Fabric Mart Fabrics a few years ago and something about it just caught my eye. It's really nice quality cotton with slight stretch and really interesting textured finish.Self drafted and sewn  green textured pencil skirt for MeMadeMay
Unfortunately I can't find the blog post anymore with the instructions for drafting the block pattern, but there are a number of similar tutorials online. Because the skirt isn't lined, I wanted to make sure the inside was finished cleanly. I used french seams and it's held up fantastically through many washes.French seam finish on a skirt, sewing at home
Here's the view from the back. It's a little wrinkled because I've been wearing it all day, but most of that time was spent sitting so it actually doesn't wrinkle too bad.Back and side views of sewn pencil skirt with darts and invisible zipper
I've worn the skirt to work many times and have gotten a number of compliments. It's unique, but pairs well with neutrals or navy tops. It's actually a bit loose at the waist right now, but I don't want to rip into the skirt to adjust. Instead, I'm hoping I can make a pair of summer shorts with the yard of fabric that I still have leftover.

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