One thing I think is a staple in any wardrobe is a straight skirt or a pencil skirt. I think they look fantastic on all body shapes and I just love them. I have been dreaming about them in about 100 colors for Spring lately and I keep seeing bright colored ones all over fashion magazines. So, since both liZ and I are dying for Spring, we thought what a better way to get ready for Spring than a pencil skirt sew along next week!
When we draft we will show you how to make a straight skirt (mine above is a straight skirt because it goes straight down from my hips) but we will show you how to turn it into a pencil skirt as well (narrower at the bottom opening and usually just below the knee). Then you can have some perfectly fitted skirt for yourself as well this Spring! We hope that you will join us….
So here’s how it’s going to work….
On Monday we will show you how to draft your pencil skirt to your measurements (and we’ll give you Tuesday to catch up if need be). The drafting part of the skirt should take you about 1 to 1.5 hours to draft up if you have never done one before.
Supplies for Monday: tape measure, straight ruler, posterboard (to draft on), pencil and eraser
Then on Wednesday we will put up the tutorial for how to sew up your skirt.
Supplies for Wednesday: 1 to 1.5 yards of fabric (depending on the size–I used less than a yard of 60 inch fabric), matching bias tape for finishing top edge, thread to match, 7 to 9 inch invisible zipper for closure
And then on Friday we will show you some variations to your straight skirt…and some that we have made in the past, as well as how to add facings or a waistband if you wish to do so.
I can’t wait…..I have two cut out waiting for next week to sew along too!