|I've made this pencil skirt twice, and just realized that I've neglected to write a review since it's self drafted from Kenneth King's The Skirts. This is my latest version, where I added some couture details, but my original basic pencil skirt is here. |
Pattern Sizing: Any size! My size!
Were the instructions easy to follow? N/A Once drafted, you have to know or have instructions for sewing a pencil skirt.
For anyone with some drafting skills, this skirt should not be too big a challenge to draft or to sew.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? LOVE the fit, love the small things that Kenneth does to overcome some problems - slit that stays closed/hangs straight, back waist that doesn't gape, etc. And the custom fit, well, it really fit!
Also, a pencil skirt is such a great blank canvas. My original was just a classic pencil skirt with darts and center back slit and zipper. This version is much more couture, with a high waist, boned corselette, underlining, hand picked zipper, waist stay and other features.
Fabric Used: Wool suiting from Beckenstein/Fabric Czar in NY. I used leopard print silk organza from Paron to underline and bemberg lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Alterations: I started with my pencis skirt block and then changed one set of darts into princess seams. Then I raised the waist by 4 inches to create a high waist and added a boned corselette. I moved the slit to the front.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
YES. Actually this is becoming my skirt tnt pattern. So, I plan to make many more over time.
Conclusion: For me, self drafted is the way to go. I love this skirt.
There is more information about the whole process at my blog.
Finished High waist skirt
Hand picked zipper and boning
Drafting the high waist
Skirt Version 1