Such a Saucy Pencil Skirt !

Sometimes a piece of fabric just calls out to be made into a certain garment.  And at the sewing shop this week, I came across a roll I hadn’t seen before.  There wasn’t much left on it, but the fabric was so unusual, and so perfect for what I had in mind, that the whole length came home with me.

So Sew Easy - Such a Saucy Skirt

I have really been so delighted with my progress on the Sewing with Knits course, that I am skipping out from the scheduled projects to try a few more knit projects of my own, now at last I know how to handle these more difficult fabrics.  And this one is no exception.  Its very soft and stretchy, but also has different panels within the same fabric, and sheer areas too.  It’s perfect for a very saucy pencil skirt!

 

So Sew Easy - Such a Saucy Skirt

This skirt is lined with a black thin Lycra panel at the top for modesty, down to mid-thigh and then the different panels of the fabric create a saucy silhouette   I read somewhere that when designing clothing think sheer/shiny, tight and short.  Each garment should have no more than one of these features.  As the fabric has some sheer panels, I chose not to make this skirt too tight (like the 30 Minute Easy Skirt I blogged about last week) or short, and instead kept it hanging straight from the hips and a classic pencil skirt knee length.  I used exactly the same method as the easy skirt, but made the fit looser and included elastic rather than the separate fabric waistband.

The stripes come along the selvedge of the fabric and the bottom didn’t need any finishing so the skirt was virtually ready made apart from sewing it into a simple tube.

 

So Sew Easy - Such a Saucy Skirt

 

There is a simple wide elastic waist secured neatly between the inner and outer fabric at the top but its worn on the low waist and there isn’t too much difference in circumference so it doesn’t appear gathered when worn for a sleek look under shirts and tops.

Here is a closeup of the top part of the fabric.  Obviously it’s black so its hard to show the detail.  The top part has vertical stripes, then there is a mesh area, followed by the horizontal stripes at the bottom.

 

So Sew Easy - Such a Saucy Skirt

 

I just LOVE this skirt.  Comfy to wear, simply slide it on, center the single seam at the back and good to go.  And it really is so unusual that everyone comments on it and it’s nice to be noticed!

 

So Sew Easy - Such a Saucy Skirt

 

I do have some of this fabric left over if anyone would like it to make a really eye-catching skirt of their own.  The first piece measures approx 21 inches deep by 42 inches wide – enough to wrap around to make a single tube skirt like mine above.  The bigger piece is full width at 44 inches by 32 inches with the border along both of the 32 inch sides.  So grab this fabric and make a couple of skirts, a knit top with a border – or even a dress!  I think it would look great made into a fitted dress with the striped part around the bottom – and then around the neckline or even the middle!  This cowl knit dress would look stunning!  For sale including shipping to the USA for $12.  Drop a comment if you would like it and I’ll email you back to arrange.

Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy

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25 Responses to Such a Saucy Pencil Skirt !

  1. EveryDay Bloom (@EveryDayBloom) says:

    Love pencil skirts. Especially easy to sew ones… Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

  2. Very professional looking!
    Sara

  3. Kathy Moody says:

    This is adorable! Everybody needs a cute black pencil skirt in their wardrobe and this one is definitely saucy! 🙂
    Thank You so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Happy Friday!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  4. Angie @ Easy Living Mom says:

    Oh this is so cute! I love pencil skirts. I chose this as a feature from my link party last week. I hope you can link up again this week! Feel free to grab an “I’ve Been Featured” button from my Link Parties page. Have a great day!

    XO
    Angie @ Easy Living Mom

  5. Gorgeous!
    I love your material you chose, fits perfectly 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    I look forward to seeing what you share with us all this week 🙂
    x
    Natalie

  6. Diana Rambles says:

    Pretty!

  7. Leslie says:

    That skirt is beautiful. You really know how to dress for your figure!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

  8. Lanaya says:

    That is super cute. I love pencil skirts but don’t own any! Go figure. Could you please mail me one?? My address is …. LOL

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

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  9. Molly says:

    Great skirt, pencil skirts are so flattering and I love the little see through hem

    Mollyxxx

  10. Kasey says:

    I LOVE THIS! This is so cute and it looks great on you! Good job

  11. rainonatinroof01 says:

    I love pencil skirts and this one is super cute! So glad you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week! Hope you have a great weekend! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  12. Julie Snow says:

    Yes, very saucy! Love it! Just joined you from at http://LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com. Would love for you to visit! I think we have a lot in common 🙂

  13. That is a beautiful skirt!

  14. Rosey says:

    That is a super cute skirt that’s professional but still a bit flirty!

  15. Alice Zenner says:

    Deby, have you sold that extra fabric yet for $12? If Lisa wasn’t able to take, I am interested too. Thanks, let me know. I am already designing in my mind!

  16. Katie says:

    This skirt is so fun! Love the bottom detail—adds a special something!

  17. Lisa Doran says:

    Deby,
    LOVE your blog and am always excited to see what you come up with! I would LOVE to take the rest off of your hands if it isn’t spoken for already! Have been doing a lot of home dec sewing lately and REALLY need a break by doing something to wear! Keep up the awesome work!

    Sincerely, Lisa

  18. Jann Newton says:

    Great skirt. I like that it is not too tight, and love the detail of the fabric around the hem line.

  19. Calli says:

    Congrats on such an adorable pencil skirt, the details along the hem are wonderful! By the way, I’m stopping over from the link party at Skip to My Lou

  20. julee says:

    Love it – looks great!

  21. Emily says:

    You know what they say, “It’s all in the details.” And this skirt has the right amount of detail to make it interesting. Perfect black skirt!

  22. Anita says:

    That’s a lovely skirt

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