I’m feeling very proud of myself for completing yet another unfinished project: this brown pencil skirt!
I found this fabric at Goodwill. I have no clue what it is, but it’s medium weight and it frays like crazy! My mom suggested that it may be a polyester/nylon blend or gabardine because there’s a little stretch.
It started out as a full skirt, but the gathers looked terrible! I kept going anyway because I thought maybe it would look better once I added the waistband. Boy, was I wrong! It probably would have been okay as a circle skirt, had I thought of that before I cut it as a big ol’ rectangle! Thankfully, I reimagined it as a pencil skirt.
The Brown Pencil Skirt
I like pencil or straight skirts because they’re always quick and easy. They’re also a great way to use up any spare fabric.
By the way, say hello to my new dress form, Mavis! I have to get used to walking into my room and seeing her just…standing there. 😨
I used New Look 6107, which I’ve used a few times before.
For some reason, I had to attempt the zipper at least seven times before I finally got it in straight! I have no idea what happened and why it was so challenging this time around. Oh well, at least it’s in!
Another challenge was that I had to stitch in the ditch.😵 It’s not my favorite technique to use, but it was easier this time because I used my open toe presser foot and a lot of pins, and just went suuuuuper sloooow.
And of course, I had to include my shameless plug.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this one. And it’s available in my shop now!
How do you fix project fails? Let me know in the comments, because I typically just give up!😅