Finally, the pencil skirt of my dreams. Sassy, yet classy, that doesn’t fit like a body glove.
There are so many ways to simply draft and make a pencil skirt. Pencil skirt tutorials are all over You-Tube and the worldwide-web. I have made plenty on my own, but what changes the game, is the one little detail that you don’t think about on your own. DARTS!!! on knit…Who would have thunk it!!!
I guess that’s why design houses have “Creative Designers”, pattern cutters, and machine operators as separate job descriptions; so that each can specialize in one thing and not have to think about all the many details that go into a garment.
Any way, I wanted that classy look that doesn’t “cup” under in the back like a body glove. Classy yet still just a bit of sassy.
goes to Pamela’s Patterns: “The Magic Pencil Skirt
” is for women with “real figures” it says on her site. So, I guess that’s everyone. Includes a choice for a 1 1/2″-2″ elastic waist or the 1″. DARTS!!, did I say Darts in a stretch woven or medium to heavy knit. No need for a split.
It’s a simple straight forward multi-sized pattern, that is extremely easy to grade if you need more than the 53″ hip measurement.
Alterations: NONE!!! Well except for lowering the front at the waist, my common change on nearly every waisted skirt or pant pattern.