Monday, August 22, 2011

Pencil Skirt Part Deux

A few weeks ago I posted about wanting to make a pencil skirt here.
I failed to mention how Captain America and the pencil skirt came together in my mind. (It works in Mysterious ways, obviously!)
Two women in the movie actually were wearing pencil skirts and it reminded me that I had been wanting to make a pencil skirt to update my wardrobe.
Here is the pattern I made.

And then I chickened out and bought a pattern! You will happy to know however, that I stuck with the original plan and used the pattern I made.

Here are the pieces cut out and ready to mark and sew.  I added a 1/2 inch seam allowance. After I sewed up the skirt it was too large, exactly the size of the seam allowances I had added.  Weird.  So I went in and took out the extra.

Here is  the back view.  I need to work on my waistband.  For one this wide (2") I should have shaped it.  I had to take little darts on each side (but don't tell anyone, they'll never know.)

Side-ish view

Front. I bought the cute white shirt at JC Penney. It is by Worthington and has French cuffs. 

Believe it or not, those black pumps are from the early 80's.  And yes they are my original shoes.  Love them.  I had new pieces put on the heels about 10 years ago.


Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I have a small obsession with pencil skirts. This one is dare I :) Great job!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

If I had that figure, I'd be wearing pencil skirts all day long! :0 And I love your heels. I don't especially care for the heels of fashion today with the huge thick soles. I think the ones like you show are so much better looking. Thank you for visiting The Vintage Nest.