I’m back on the stashbusting wagon after falling off buying linen (as well as other fabric) for Mark’s shirt.
I’ve had this kermit green linen in my stash for more than a year, and I decided to make a skirt with it. The problem is that I had such a small amount that I couldn’t make the skirt of my choice. I thought about Vogue 1247, but decided that I needed a pencil skirt! Now I know I have a couple of pencil skirt patterns, but could not find them (in spite of archeological dig style activity), so I drafted my own, using the tutorial from So Sew Easy.
The pattern is made to my exact measurements, but I do have an issue in that I made this with post-Christmas podge hanging around on my body, which I’ve now shed so the waist is a tad loose. I just cannot face taking off the waistband and messing around with it, so it is going to spend its life cinched in with a belt.
The pattern didn’t have a kick pleat, and I do like them on pencil skirts, so I decided to add one. These photos were taken after a long day at work (and long drive home), so please excuse the wrinkles. Having said that, I don’t think the skirt looks too bad given that it is linen.
The zip is out of my stash and is grey, and was quite long. I did shorten it, but looking at the photos, I think I could have made it even shorter.
I am showing a photo without the belt. It does fit beautifully on the hips, but is just a centimetre or two too loose in the waist.
I did line the skirt with some green silk that I bought heavily reduced – I knew it would come in handy one day!
Green linen from Potters Textiles, Perth
Pattern drafted using instructions from So Sew Easy
Green silk lining from Global Fabrics, Dunedin
Top is the Liquorice Allsorts mesh top
Shoes, hmm, about eight years old and bought in Singapore. They are my favourite shoes, but are probably a bit past it now.