Did you know that TMOS has started giving me style advice? When I bought a metre of this odd futuristic jersey, he asked what I planned to make. Honestly, I had no idea. ‘A pencil skirt,’ he suggested – and a plan snapped into focus!
Thankfully, I already had a pattern to hand in The Maker’s Atelier Essential Collection. It took all of ten minutes to trace my size, I had enough elastic for the waist and a stretch lining fabric.
Yes, I had everything I needed. And by the time I went to bed that evening, I had a new skirt.
LOVE this pattern! I’d been a little doubtful about a pencil skirt with an elasticated waist, but it totally works. The gathering at the waist is subtle and the skirt can be as figure-hugging or easy-fitting as suits your personal taste. I’d suggest each make deserves its own basting and trying on, as fit shall surely be dictated by the stretch of different jerseys.
I also really like how the hem grazes the knee – sophisticated.
One adjustment I made was to peg the skirt, tapering in a little towards the hem. Just to prevent things looking too boxy.
The fabric is black, but with a slight copper sheen to it. Don’t you love the split hem detail on the Boxy T-Shirt? I’ve been wearing this top non stop (the Non Stop Top!) in our current Baltic weather.
I shall likely make many more of these skirts and I am currently working on a silk top to pair with this one. More soon!
My entire outfit is handmade – yippee! – other than the trainers. They’re from Air and Grace and they’re worth every penny.