I finished up the first skirt, but it is such a gray day that I haven’t photographed it yet. It is a yoke-top, A-line skirt in a brown denim I found in the stash. Now that that is finished, the younger daughter has said that she would like some pencil skirts. Back in my day, these skirts were called ‘tight’ skirts, or straight skirts or slim skirts. I only wore one once (junior high), but I forgot what I was wearing and tried to kick a ball in P.E. with the result that I pulled my own legs out from under myself and did a comic fall backwards.
I have been looking for a good, simple pencil skirt pattern. After the skirt I just finished with a yoke and no waistband, I think it would be much easier to sew and fit a skirt with a waistband. Here are some pattern possibilities:
We love this look, but I would add a waistband.
It has two fitting darts on each side, front and back, but only has a back opened seam, not a kick pleat. However, a kick pleat could easily be added to the seam. Let’s get real here, a back opening as shown would eventually rip at the top point from stress on the fabric, so a kick pleat would be better. Plus, a nice pleat keeps your slip from showing.
No one pattern has exactly what I want, so I am going to have to make a frankenskirt with parts and ideas from several skirts joined into one. I don’t think I’ve ever made a skirt with a lining before, so there are new skills to learn.