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Self Drafted Pattern: 122963-1001 (Pencil Skirt (Kenneth King)) - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:ClioBklyn
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Posted on:11/25/13 4:28 PM
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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

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Laurie Lou said...
Great review and I love your skirt on you! It does fit you oh so nicely! I love KK classes. I took the jean one from him. I can see this is a good one too based on your skirt results. Very couture. :)
11/25/13 4:47 PM
Deepika said...
WOW! Beautiful outfit. And what a great way to transition from work to "play". You've inspired me. Love the top too.
11/25/13 4:56 PM
canei said...
11/25/13 5:29 PM
atymonw said...
Gorgeous! Hope you have lots of fun places to wear such a great outfit:)
11/25/13 6:43 PM
Jrhee said...
Great skirt - so versatile!
11/25/13 8:09 PM
CallMeSu said...
The first thing I thought was "oh my she's lovely" and then I saw the skirt! Great job. Flatters you beautifully!
11/26/13 2:02 AM
evelynhughes said...
Well done -amazing fit and very stunning outfit
11/26/13 4:44 AM
AndreaSews said...
Gorgeous skirt, lovely fit. Love that little jacket as well.
11/26/13 8:01 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great looking skirt and it works well with jacket as well as satin-sexy top!!! You did a great job in drafting.
11/26/13 8:17 AM
ClioBklyn said...
Thanks everyone! @LaurieLou - Isn't KK the best? I've taken a number of his classes too. @CallMeSu - Aww, thanks! *blush*
11/26/13 9:38 AM
norie creates said...
Very pretty skirt!
12/6/13 3:12 PM
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