Another self drafted pencil sirt

Hello everyone!

This a fabric that I had been dreading to cut because of fear of pattern matching. Too many times I brought the fabric out and started pinning trying to match and always gave up. The idea of perfection was getting in the way. Eventually I just decided to just do  it! I failed at pattern matching but thats ok.Self drafted Pencil skirt 3

Ok so on to technicalities…..The difference between this skirt and the previous one (link here) I made is that this one was made from a knit sloper. The first one was from a woven sloper. Thinking on it now I am not sure why I did that.Self Drafted Pencil Skirt 2

Making a knit skirt sloper basically uses the woven sloper as the base. All the darts are removed from the side to give it a more rounded shape. I also pegged it in about an inch athe hem for a more pencil -y shape.Pencil skirt

I loved sewing this up because it has to be my fastest make to date. Took me less than 30 mins using my overlocker. Hem was just zigzaged. I have said before that I like the twin needle but sometimes I just dont feel like stopping to set it up.I have been wearing this a lot with tights and boots and its just so nice, warm and comfy.pencil skirt 2

I am happy I have used up the fabric thats been in my stash for over 18 months. Most of the fabrics I purchased at the beginning of my sewing journey are frankly speaking …….think word that rhymes with hit, bit, kit 🙂 ….but I think this is one occasion where I didn’t do too bad. DO you ever look at some of the fabric you bought early in you sewing journey and just slap your head?Self drafted Pencil skirt 1

Its the First day of spring people!!!!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by,

Happy sewing

Hila

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12 thoughts on “Another self drafted pencil sirt

  1. Moving around has it’s compensations, and “losing track” of less-than-gorgeous fabric is one of them! 😀
    Love your skirt & that it’s a knit. Can’t seem to find such nice weight & designs over here. Or maybe I just don’t know where to look. 😉

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  2. Great skirt and I love the way you’ve styled it with a Snoopy t-shirt.
    I have trouble with dressmaking fabric because, first and foremost, I make quilts and cushions and craft type things for which I usually buy patterned, colourful, sometimes quirky fabric. This does not translate well into what I would actually wear on my back so I have to resist the temptations when shopping for fabric destined to become a skirt, dress or top in case I end up with rabbits, or sewing notions or Eiffel towers across my body.

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    1. Thank you! I love brightly patterned fabric too though I dont yet quilt. I have some bunnies, toadstools, eiffel towers and bikes waiting to made into shirts😁

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