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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Best pencil skirt pattern? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 9/17/12 9:47 AM

When I was in NYC back in May, I picked up a georgeous piece of medium weight cotton sateen in the perfect mustard yellow with just a little stretch in it. I intended it for a fall pencil skirt, like the ones jcrew is so good at but washable and a good bit cheaper! I'm ready to sew now, but trying to decide on the pattern. I want a clean simple and smooth look.

I did mock up the Colette handbook meringue skirt, which is lovely right out of the box. It is a flattering shape on me, but it's a very slight Aline, not pencil. It is comfortable to wear, though, and I am resolved to make more every day clothes, but I cant help thinking the dramatic color of the fabric is calling for a real pencil.

Also, is it possible to hide a pocket in a pencil skirt anywhere?

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Date: 9/17/12 9:55 AM

Since you have a pattern you like, you could modify the existing pattern quite easily to make the degree of pencil you like. Here are the steps I use:
1. Sew the side seams and darts of the Colette skirt that already fits the waist and hip.
2. Turn it inside-out and try it on.
3. In front of a mirror, pinch out the extra fabric to make a pencil that looks flattering on you. Of course, it works better to have someone help you.
4. Using a machine basting stitch, sew the side seams.
5. Try on, right side out. Adjust the degree of pencil from this point.

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Date: 9/17/12 11:04 AM

Burda has a number of nice pencil skirts in their skirt collection, and the fit is normally wonderful with Burda. One of the vintage skirts has nice front pockets -- 7252. The back of this skirt is not like a traditional pencil skirt, but that could be adjusted quite easily.

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Date: 9/17/12 12:46 PM

Since your fabric has a littel stretch in it, it might be great in this easy and flattering pattern:
Pamela's Patterns Magic Pencil skirt

I make this up in many stretch wovens and love the lines and easy sewing.

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Date: 9/17/12 2:04 PM

I'd definitely recommend Burda 8155. It seems to be hard to find a pencil skirt with a waistband and that pattern fits the bill.

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Date: 9/17/12 5:00 PM

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I'd definitely recommend Burda 8155. It seems to be hard to find a pencil skirt with a waistband and that pattern fits the bill.

If you do end up with a pattern that includes a waistband, you could do a tiny invisible pocket right in that seam (like in exercise shorts). How big a pocket were you hoping for?

Yesterday, in another thread, somebody posted a pencil skirt pattern that had pocket flaps (but darned if I can remember where). They may have been mostly decorative, but where there's a flap, you can put a pocket!

ETA: Ha! It's this Simplicity Amazing Fit pattern (from the corduroy thread in Fabrics). Pocket flaps *and* the waist seam I was talking about!
-- Edited on 9/17/12 5:02 PM --

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Date: 9/17/12 8:03 PM

Actually, I have that one but haven't tried it yet. Generally, I like to have somewhere to stash my crackberry, but I may not worry abut it for this. I did a hidden waist band pocket in a dress recently because the skirt was a little to close fitting over the hips to do inseam pockets. It creates only a little bulge to do it that way, but sometimes that's an acceptable outcome.

Thanks for all the feed back and suggestions! I'm going to mull it over and figure out the simplest option that will make me happy.

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