I’ve started to wear my winter clothes, and I have discovered a few gaps in my wardrobe. One thing I lack in my wardrobe is skirts. I wanted to fix this, so I started to dig through my refashion pile. Until this high waisted a-line skirt caught me eye. I dislike high waisted skirts, but I did like the fabric on this and it was a nice thick stable knit. Since it was such nice thick material, it would make a perfect knit pencil skirt.
I knew I wanted a pencil skirt. And I also wanted pockets. A quick google search gave me this tutorial which I followed. The actual skirt pattern I traced from a knit skirt which I made a year ago copying the pattern from my favourite skirt at the time. Since I knew, I like this skirt pattern I decided to put in the effort and make a paper pattern. I made the pattern and cut out my skirt pieces, I then took my pocket pattern cut them out and used that to cut out the pocket in my skirt. The waistband I just used the original one from the skirt as it was the right length and had the right amount of stretch to it.
The skirt was very easy to sew up it probably took me about the same time to sew it as it did to make the pattern. I assembled the pockets which were super easy. Here I had been avoiding pockets, and they were simple. What a waste of potential pockets, I love pockets and need them in all of my clothes. Anyways, you should try sewing pockets especially on something like a pencil skirt. The rest of the pencil skirt went smooth it was just two side seams and the hem and waistband. The waistband I did end up taking in a bit but once again no real problems there. The hem I just flipped it up and sewed it with a twin needle.
This skirt seems wierd as everything went really smoothly. Usually, when I do a project I think next time lets do this and that different. For every project whether it’s noticeable or not, I could usually think of five things that I would do differently next time. I feel like I should say more, but there nothing else to say. Sew a pencil skirt with pockets you won’t regret it, I promise.