August 4, 2010

Pencil Skirt Love

A smattering of different ideas to fuss up a pencil along the top row of images

I decided to tackle a couple of pencil skirts for Self Stitched September. I had purchased the Jenny pattern from Burda Style awhile back and thought it was time to stitch it up. I just got rid of two ready-to-wear pencil skirts, boring black and brown ones, that had definitely seen better days. I'm always amazed at some of the things that I've chosen to buy over the years and how poor quality they really are. The brown skirt had this awful polyester nylon lining that clung to anything and everything. And the black one was completely unlined, made from some awful polyester junk. Both had side zips, both dug into my waist, and both were too baggy in the hips. Do you have that problem? I simply can't STAND it. By the end of the day, I want to cut myself out of the thing. Uggghh....

I'm in love with the pencil skirt in the middle, that olive color is to die for and it looks beautifully fit

Well, onto more pleasant things. I needed some inspiration. Nothing like flying by the seat of your pants without a road map. I keep a creative inspiration journal with me and when I find clippings of things I like I cut them out and paste them in it. Surprisingly, I have a thing for pencil skirts. I find the silhouette they create rather clean, sexy and up town. And they are so feminine. They bring out all those curves. Bring out the firetrucks!

The two bottom images are fabulous, a mini pencil skirt and that gorgeous blue traditional pencil skirt

Tried making a pencil skirt lately? I'm also in love with the fact that something so sleek and sexy comes from 1 - 1.5 yards of fabric. That's definitely something to write home about. Not to mention, you get to line it (or not, depending on your preference) in something you want to line it in, like silk. Or maybe even that bemberg rayon lining. Oh, the lush!

The image in the middle is a great idea, adding a border along the bottom to spice it up and bring it out of the ordinary

Just a little pencil skirt love for your Thursday morning perusal.
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