While I was cleaning up in my sewing space not long ago, I started two bags of fabrics for mundane, ordinary, everyday clothing (instead of costumes). One bag was labeled “pencil skirts” and the other “circle skirts”. My hope was to cut out a few skirts at one time, and then sew them up, assembly-line style.
Running out of fuzzy nylon serger thread put a bit of a glitch in my sewing assembly, but the first of the skirts is complete! This fabric came from my former teacher who was giving away bags and bags of fabric. It’s a thick, smooth pinstriped knit – and just enough to cut a knee-length pencil skirt.
Not much to share about the construction -it has a simple back walking slit, top-stitched with a twin-needle, and a fold-over elastic waist to be able to wear it easily.
The twin-needle hem looks like straight stitching on the front, but zig-zag on the back.. which gives the hem a little bit of stretch to go along with the material.
The skirt is tapered at the hem, for a slightly vintage/retro/pin-up vibe.. but in pinstripes it will also wear just fine in a more conservative office…
I came home after a night out and took some photos, hence why they’re all so dark… I’m wearing the skirt with an altered Stam1na t-shirt – a Finnish-language progressive death metal band.
I used the same pattern for this skirt as I did for my hot pink New Years mini skirt last year (just longer), and the leopard print pencil skirt I made later with the same material as the Retro shirt knock-off. (Which I realize I never photographed or blogged about!)