November 24, 2015


I've been on a pencil skirt frenzy here lately.  I had this beautiful double knit leopard print fabric for almost a year.  I ordered it from  The fabric feels absolutely wonderful.  I have some more, my plan is to make an Off The Shoulder Dress out of it.  I can't wait to make it.

Construction of the skirt:
- I used a store bought pencil skirt I had in my closet
- Added 1 1/2 inches to the side seams
- Added 1 inch to the top for the casing for the elastic
- shortened the length so the hem would fall right below my knee

My bracelets are from  Patrice have some really nice jewelry.

The necklace had the same print and color as the fabric.  I did not plan this, I had the necklace for about 3 years before I bought the fabric for the skirt.


Lately, I've fallen in love with pencil skirts.  They are very easy to make, especially copying one that you already have in your closet.  I've always wanted to make a pencil skirt but I was always busy sewing for my clients.  Well, I decided to squeeze some time out of my busy schedule to make myself a pencil skirt.  I was gifted some red stretch fabric so I decided to make myself a pencil skirt.

I had a black pencil skirt in my closet, so I used that as my  pattern.  I laid the store bought pencil skirt on top of the fabric.


I traced the outline of the black pencil skirt and added 5/8" seam allowance.  I also added 1 inch at the top for the casing for the elastic.

I cut out the skirt and that's it.  I made the pencil skirt entirely on the serger, minus the casing for the elastic and the hem, I used the sewing machine for that. I serged the side seams where the serger blade was just skimming the fabric.  Fast, simple and easy.

MY PREFERENCE is to have a seam on both sides of my pencil skirt.  I know there are some that have the seam in the back,  I get a better fit when there are seams on both sides.