I have tried buying commercial patterns for pencil skirts, but I am pretty much shaped like a boy so commercial patterns never fit me right. So I finally drafted a pattern to fit my body shape.
For those who want a new pencil skirt too, I will be sharing a tutorial, broken into segments.
You will need:
- fabric: I used 1 yard of mustard yellow linen I purchased at JoAnns (when it was 50% off!)
- fusible interfacing: 1/4 yard should be enough, but go ahead and buy 1 yard to stick in your stash :) I use pelon fusible interfacing sold from the bolt.
- zipper: I used a 7" zipper, pick one that matches the color of your fabric
- sewing notions: matching thread, fabric scissors, seam ripper, tailor's chalk or fabric disappearing ink pen