All posts tagged: Pencil Skirt

Pattern Testing: Button Up Pencil Skirt

My goodness, there are so many projects to catch up on and talk about! But for now, I’m just popping in to mention my latest pattern testing adventure with The Ruffled Stitch and her most recent pattern — The Button Up Pencil! I have to admit, I’m a huge sucker for pencil skirts. Dress them up, dress them down – ladies always look so polished in a pencil skirt, am I right? I often feel like I’m not fancy enough to wear them, but I generally just pretend I’m more sophisticated than I am and wear them anyway. ;) My closet is home to a good number of pencil skirts, but very few casual ones. That’s why I jumped on the chance to test this pattern! The pattern has 2 versions – Version One with buttons all the way down, a back yoke, back pockets – the whole deal… and Version Two – the one I made – is a little more simple with a partial button placket and plain back – which just calls out to be sewn …

D is for DVF Leather Combo Pencil Skirt

The A to Z Brand Inspiration Challenge. It’s all about taking something I find that I love and re-creating it. In order, of course, because I like things to have some kind of order. lol I’ve also been trying to find things with some sort of unique detail that challenges my sewing ability in some way or causes me to adjust a pattern to match the item. My choice for D could have been really easy. D is for DVF – why not do a wrap dress? Well, it seemed like too traditional of a choice at the time, though it would have been an excellent challenge. Maybe it was too much pressure. Maybe I should have just gone for it. Anyway, I didn’t. I decided to try a new material instead – vegan leather! Inspiration: Diane Von Furstenberg — Leather Combo Pencil Skirt (now out of stock) Theirs: $Some crazy amount of money (something like these) Mine: ~$16 (including the cost of the pattern, which I got on sale back when I still lived …