I am going out of order here but I guess when you have so much stuff going on, you cant be picky about when to take photos 🙂 I made a skirt out of some wool that I was trying to make another kind of skirt from.
I made it from a self drafted skirt pattern I made a while back. The skirt pattern was just a basic pencil skirt, and I added vertical insert to the sides to add more interest. In my head, the horizontal part of the skirt was supposed to be narrower, creating a skinnier illusion. But the fit was so nice that I decided not to mess with it.
Zoom in on the vertical insert:
Look at my perfectly inserted zipper and the almost invisible darts
There are four darts in the front, they are truely not very visible! Can you spot them?
I made it using Shetland Wool from fabric mart. Truthfully I dont think I will use this wool for apparel again. I made my white coat from it and another green skirt from it before. Its just not drapery enough for my taste and is too loosely weaved. But I do like the amount of color selection they have and how easy it would be to mix and match fabric. I believe I could have gotten a perfectly matching brown fabric to insert to the side instead!
It is lined with some random lining material in my stash. I hand stitched the hem so that every seam is enclosed nicely.
I wore it to work today and man, I think I am just not a lady. It was extremely difficult for me to sit with my legs crossed for hours. I think this will have to be a off work outfit!
6 thoughts on “Striped Wool Pencil Skirt”
love it, very cute and your matching is fantastic.
This is such a cute skirt. Might have to copy you on this!
Very cute skirt! You did a great job with the stripes. Love how you styled it too!
Have a very similar pencil skirt. It has vertical stripes rather than horizontal, good colour for this season. Earth colours are next trend..
What an awesome skirt! Looks so pretty on you. I’m jealous about the zipper and invisible darts, you did a great job!
So cute. I want to make me one.