Pattern-lifting for a pencil skirt

New quickie project: a pencil skirt.

I have a jeans pencil skirt i adore, from a friendly independent designer. I love it so much, that when i was pondering what to make next while wearing it… I… Umm… Well that photo wouldn’t be SFW, but basically i very quickly traced the skirt’s pattern onto baking paper!

It was easy enough. Trick was to pay attention to noting the darts, and making sure i contoured all the pieces as they lay flat, as opposed to the whole skirt (because that was not fully flat).

Then i cut up the pattern pieces, had to redo the one with the darts (you need to cut the dart’s seam line, twist the remainder of the skirt, and redraw the contour line. This creates room for the triangle of the dart.), and i was good to go.

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There was a lot of pinning involved, then sewing with bernina’s super stretch (No.9) stitch using overlock thread (super thin, super strong).

The finished skirt was worn to work today!

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