Last week I had a dinner to go to (which we will write more about later 😉 where the dress code was gold and when I went to find something gold that I owned…the only thing I found in my closet was a gold belt. Probably not what they were looking for.
So, the Saturday before the dinner (because I am a procrastinator) I ran to Jo-Ann Fabrics and found some awesome black and gold brocade and decided to whip up a gold pencil skirt for the dinner. Mostly because pencil skirts are super easy…and I already had my pattern drafted so I could get it done in under 2 hours 😉
At first I thought the fabric was going to be too much (I am pretty simple) but I actually love the way it turned out. I paired the pencil skirt with a white blouse and a cardigan and a $4 gold necklace and I think it worked. And hopefully no one could tell that I spent less than $15 on the whole outfit;)
I also found some other gold fabric that is going to be a dress for Hannie that I will show you soon too, so it was a good shopping day!
I used our pencil skirt drafting tutorials that are broken up into two parts. You can find them below.
And I have a couple more skirts planned for the Spring! They really are some of my favorite things to make–I love seperates!
Are you doing any sewing for yourself lately?