My Liesl & Co Extra Sharp pencil skirt. Worn with my Lisette for Butterick 6464 top in Cotton & Steel rayon from The Confident Stitch. Sewn in Size 4, a size smaller than recommended for my measurements, due to my love of overfitting. Sewn with 5/8 inch seam allowances instead of 1/2 inch. I’m pretty sure I should have left those seams at 1/2 an inch! Sewn in stretch denim found at the thrift shop.
Here is the skirt untucked with flat shoes for a more casual look. This is how I actually wore the outfit today. I felt a little self conscious with the top tucked in, due to the tightness in the tummy. Another week or two of my new workout regime should help that.
So why would I buy Liesl & Co’s new Extra Sharp Pencil Skirt pattern when I could draft my own pencil skirt and even already have my own skirt block? Because I love her sewing instructions. I always pick up new tricks from them and learn something new. Like how to make a facing with an ( almost) invisible zipper and a clean finish inside. And how to make a perfect walking vent. I also just enjoy following along with the intructions because I know I won’t have to scratch my head over vague instructions and try to figure things out on my own, inevitably skipping some crucial step and then getting my seam ripper out. I can just zone out on my sewing. It’s kind of weird to have this as an excuse, but I also like the way the envelopes look and the way the instructions are printed. I know.
I’m very happy with this skirt and it’s a much needed basic piece for my wardrobe. I would definitely recommend this pattern. Stay tuned for a floral version with faux leather side panels.
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