An easy lined pencil skirt from my own pattern

Have you tried the free pencil skirt pattern yet?  I researched how to draft my own custom skirt pattern and wrote a tutorial – Draft your Own Pencil Skirt Sloper.  My first skirt was great and I wear it to work often.  But its dark and plain and I wanted something a little more Caribbean.

Bring on the latest skirt from this pattern – a beautiful soft green eyelet with shimmery embroidery and gemstones!

Easy lined pencil skirt. using an embrodered eyelet fabric.  From So Sew Easy.

As soon as I saw this fabric I knew it would be perfect to make one of these easy skirts.  In the previous version I had added a waistband, but this eyelet fabric had little holes so I knew it had to be lined.  I added a nude colored pongee lining and made it without a waistband.  Voila – an easy lined pencil skirt!

Easy lined pencil skirt. using an embrodered eyelet fabric.  From So Sew Easy.

Its not only pretty, but it the fit is fantastic and it feels so nice to wear.  I’ve always liked wearing a lined skirt, I like the way it feels expensive, and the lining also seems to prevent the skirt from creasing so much too.  And I also think it will prevent some of the stretching out that I sometimes get in the back of a skirt from spending so much time sat on my behind.

Easy lined pencil skirt. using an embrodered eyelet fabric.  From So Sew Easy.

I like to wear it just with a plain white t-shirt (which of course I made myself) so that the skirt really gets all the attention.  I always get comments when I wear it.  And although it cost me a little more to make because of the nice fabric (about $15 a yard), it looks and feels so much more expensive.

Easy lined pencil skirt. using an embrodered eyelet fabric.  From So Sew Easy.

This basic skirt pattern has been so successful for me, that I plan to certainly go on and make some more.  A yard of fabric is plenty and gives me fabric left over to make a matching purse too. I’m a sucker for matching purses!

Here’s a quick (not very good) picture of the lining.

Easy lined pencil skirt. using an embrodered eyelet fabric.  From So Sew Easy.

And this embroidered fabric is a winner for making a really beautiful skirt.  I’ve got my eye on these fabrics next – hmm which to buy?  One or all of them?  Or maybe a big flowery print I’ve seen in my local fabric shop…..next skirt is coming soon!

 

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17 Responses to An easy lined pencil skirt from my own pattern

  1. This Diva says:

    Wow, your skirt turned out great! I’m inspired, and will definitely attempt to make my own pattern.

  2. Conni says:

    beautiful skirt, it does look expensive, and looks like it would get many compliments!!

  3. Teje says:

    Hi! Your skirt is so beautiful and that fabric just amazing and perfect for a simple skirt!

  4. I love a good pencil skirt, and that eyelet looks amazing on you. Where did you pick it up?

  5. BeBetsy says:

    We love this skirt and it is perfect for the hot weather!
    Have a great week~xo
    Sharon and Denise!

  6. shedengren says:

    Gorgeous! I pinned your pencil skirt long ago. I don’t sew much (something to do with five young kids!) and my sewing machine is acting up, but every time I read your blog it makes me want to sew, and that is a good thing! One of these days I will make myself a skirt, and I want to thank you for the time you spend sharing all your awesome completed projects. (And, well, the less awesome ones too because I love that you share that it doesn’t always turn out perfect each time!)

    • Deby Coles says:

      Hi Sarah, I’ll let you into a little secret – I have a Sew A Skirt series coming up very soon, which will take you through all the steps one by one and if you’ve not sewed in a while, it will be a good refresher. Maybe you’ll be able to find a few minutes every now and then to complete a step and eventually will have your own custom fit skirt!

  7. Nice job! Great modeling too:) Admiring your sewing skills.

  8. LydiaF says:

    Oh I love that skirt! And the purple and gold batik fabric, too. Stopping by from the TGIF Blog Party, looking forward to looking through your pins on Pinterest. Have a great weekend :) Lydia

  9. Love your skirt; its very pretty :)

  10. What a gorgeous skirt! It’s such a good fit. I’m off to look at how to make my own. Thanks!

  11. Sarah L. says:

    So pretty! I love the color! I found your website from Southern Lovely.Looking forward to more posts!
    Sarah

  12. Jennifer says:

    That skirt turned out great!!! I am going to save this and try for later…thanks for sharing this at the DIY Sunday Showcase!! Jen @ PinkWhen

  13. Becca says:

    The embroider looks great! Like I know if the skirt is very comfortable to wear. And i’m pretty sure this is really comfortable. I love it!

  14. Paula says:

    Excellent I will give a go.

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