Hi! I’ve worn this DIY pencil skirt twice and each time people stop me to compliment me. I sewed this skirt sometime this summer after inspiration from Mimi g and Givenchy but never blogged about it. Then I saw another beautiful black and white Givenchy number and thought, “now’s the time!”
So here’s how I created my skirt pattern:
1.) I took 5 measurements:
-Half-way between waist and hips
-Waist to mid calf
-Circumference around mid thigh
I have a pretty meaty lower half which is why I took the mid waist/hips and mid thigh measurements. I also measured everything 2 or 3 times to ensure my measurements were accurate.
2.) Used a french curve to draft the pattern. Smoothing my measurements together with my ruler. I also added seam allowances at this time.
3.) Because the front and back differ in design I created a separate pattern for each. To create the front pattern I cut the pattern where I wanted the contrast and added seam allowance to the cut side.
4.) I drafted the waist band by drafting a simple rectangle and created the bottom ruffle by creating a circle pattern where the inner circle is the circumference of the hem of the skirt.
The pencil skirt has a contrasting zipper and snap closure.
Here’s the final result…
I put the skirt on my etsy site and got a lot of views but no orders. I’m thinking I may list it again on the blog shop and see what happens… I’m trying to find the best way to list my products and the best way I’ve found is trial and error :-/ We’ll see!