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Sassy T
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Date: 1/26/12 7:16 AM

Am seriously into pencil skirts at the moment. Yet to make one. I do have a plain one in my Flirt Skirts book. Do you have a favourite pencil skirt pattern you would like to share?

Would love one with a little more oomph am not experienced enough to start chopping at the plain one I have.

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Date: 1/26/12 4:46 PM

My favourite at the moment is a Burda magazine pattern 6/2007

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Date: 1/26/12 5:52 PM

Nice that. Looks like a dress the whole ensemble.

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Date: 1/26/12 5:58 PM

I have just ordered the Pamelas Patterns "Magic Pencil Skirt". Haven't received it yet but it has positive reviews on this site. Don't know what size you are but it is:

•Multi-sized pattern for hip sizes 36" - 53"

You can check it out:
Pamelas Patterns
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Date: 1/26/12 6:24 PM

I've just purchased McCalls 5523, which has lots of positive reviews, though I haven't made it up yet.

Not sure it qualifies as a true 'pencil,' since it's 6-gore, but it's straight in front, and has some fun variations for the back.

The back variations are what sold me.

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Date: 1/26/12 7:45 PM

Quote: marjoriekh
Not sure it qualifies as a true 'pencil,' since it's 6-gore

Those aren't really gores, they're princess panels. Gores (to me, anyway) are pretty much the same shape and you just cut multiples until you've got enough to go around you.

I made both this McCall's and the Magic Pencil. Muslin the McCall's. It's a nice skirt, but you do need to get the fit right in those panels. My first attempt sat around unfinished long enough on the verge of too-tight that I lost enough weight for it to become too big. I ended up elasticating the waist (I had used grosgrain for the waist facing and just made it into a casing).

The MP skirt is my latest favorite pattern. Fast, easy, and flattering. Another is on my must-do list for this weekend.

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Date: 1/26/12 11:04 PM

Quote: Debbie Cook
My first attempt sat around unfinished long enough on the verge of too-tight that I lost enough weight for it to become too big.

If you're going to have such a problem, this is the one to have!

Thanks for the heads-up about the McCall's. I do plan to muslin it, and now I'll assume there will be some tweaking, at least. Even if I don't end up crazy about this one, I'm thinking I can learn how to do the back variations and make them work for another skirt pattern I have.

I've read good things about the Magic Pencil skirt.

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Date: 1/27/12 5:47 AM

I really like the pencil skirt in Vogue 1021. It's flattering, easy to sew, takes only 1m of fabric, and comes with a whole wardrobe of patterns

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Date: 1/29/12 3:11 PM

Thanks ladies.

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