Imagine my joy when I found this Pencil Skirt Pattern Draft tutorial after the arrival of fabric for my red pencil skirt yesterday.
Lately I have been steering away from fabrics that me and the hubby call “oil”. However, due to budget constraints and impatience I simply have to make a red pencil skirt to go with my 1940’s Peplum Blouse . This polyester poplin at 60″ width fit the bill. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and the fabric was prettier than what I initially saw on my DD’s computer screen.
This will be my first pattern draft and I am excited to give it go. The goal initially was to make this skirt to wear this coming Sunday. I was going to take a RTW skirt, place it op top of the fabric, add seams and cut away. For the waist area I was considering simple elastic because it will not be seen underneath the peplum (okay, and ’cause it’s darn comfy too). Now that I have found the instructions for drafting a pattern I dunno if it will be a Sunday wear go. Oh, and as I am visiting DD and my new grandbaby, yes, this skirt will be entirely hand sewn.
My skirt must have a kick pleat . Look what I found Kick Pleat tutorial. Easy peasy; now let’s get started.
Screeching brakes – a new plan:
On an errand to a local fabric store this afternoon to get elastic for my skirt waistband I got pulled in the $1.99 Simplicity pattern sale. Ay yi yi. I’m not going to draft my own pattern (at least not today). I walked away with this:
Perhaps I’ll put a kick pleat in it and not feel like I completely sold out, ha ha ha. Stay tuned for my version of a red pencil skirt.
And heeere we are:
This is my second hand sewn garment. Thankfully practice will make perfect. Project stats: Simplicity 1465 review. Hand sewing beats not sewing but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss my Tabitha sewing machine.
Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012