November 24, 2015

RED PENCIL 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.


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