I have been fussing around with this pattern lately wondering what to do with it:
Your old pencil skirt is a really reliable wardrobe item. I was thinking the other day that if I still had them, I could wear the straight skirts I wore to my first job to work tomorrow and they would still be in style. How many garments can you say that about?
But from a sewing perspective a standard straight/pencil skirt (think that on me they are more magic marker skirts - whatever) can get pretty boring if you do it plain every time.
So this pattern caught my eye.
However since the real feature is all the neat seaming, I had a feeling that my original plan to make it in black gab just wasn't going to do it justice. But throwing stuff around down in the sewing room yesterday I realized I still have lots of that pleather stuff left over from the package my sister Dawn mailed me.
Bingo. I had a winner.
However all I had to do was get my head around me in a leather (or de facto) skirt. Still. I figured it was worth a try. Leather is often pieced and it would certainly show off the stitching.
Stay tuned. Just get through the rest of the work week.
Then hopefully you will have a chance to give this middle-aged sewist the leather look thumbs up or thumbs down.
At this point neither of us knows how this is going to turn out.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon