Gosh, it’s been a while! Sure, school starting back up (for the kids, and fashion classes for me) and prepping for my quarter teaching biology (which starts next week), have really slowed down my sewing. But the main reason I haven’t been too active here lately is because the contractors put one of our toilets in my sewing room. Yes, you read that right. As the closest room to the bathroom, my sewing room was home to the toilet, a hallway book shelf and lots of other debris from our two simultaneous bathroom remodels over the past 3 weeks. Needless to say, that kind of situation doesn’t inspire creativity (at least for me :). But now we have all 3 of our bathrooms back to working order and my sewing space is again my own.
So the skirt. With a new quarter starting up soon at the college, I wanted a few new pieces for my wardrobe and I realized I didn’t own any pencil skirts. I don’t even know how that’s possible! I had about a yard of some fabulous peacock blue stretch double wool fabric from Britex (leftover from my “Back to School Cambie” made last year) and this pattern (Amazing Fit, Simplicity 2475). For alterations, I added a full lining and reduced the waistband to about 1″.
What I love most about this pattern are the two kick pleats. So fun and gorgeous, but such a pain in this thick fabric!