Another Pencil Skirt & Wool & Stripes

Pencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.com

skirt: Ultimate Pencil Skirt pattern by Sew Over It
blouse: Pussy Bow Blouse pattern by Sew Over It
shoes:  s.Oliver

Hi my lovelies! As promised, here’s another version of the Sew Over It pencil skirt I’ve made a couple of weeks ago – this time in a woven wool fabric.

I won’t say much more about the pattern, I go on and on about it in this post already. The only thing I’ll say (again) is: It’s awesome! Try it! There’s a fabulous kit to buy including some great tartan fabric, and for those who just want to get their hands on the pattern – you can now also get it as a PDF pattern! For me, this skirt is a wardrobe staple and must-have. It’s just so easy to fit and very flattering. I’m sure to make a couple more versions of this number.

Pencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.comPencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.comPencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.comThis second time, I used a woven fabric (I used a ponte knit last time). It’s a lovely light-weight and very soft wool with a slightly brushed look. The pinstripes suggest it’s meant for suits, but who cares! I bought it on my last trip to Germany. One of the major department stores in Germany, Karstadt, has a haberdashery (fabric, notions & wool) on their top floor. You can find it in every Karstadt. So if you ever end up looking for fabric when in Germany and you can’t find any fabric stores, you’ll surely find some fabric in Karstadt. I don’t particularly love their selection, and prices also aren’t the best, but their remnants baskets are quite cool. The wool was only 6€/m which wasn’t too bad and I knew I wouldn’t need more than a metre for this skirt anyway.

Pencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.comPencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.com

It was great to with. It frayed only a tiny bit and I finished all the edges with my overlocker.
The pattern doesn’t include a lining, but I’m thinking about adding one to the next skirt and maybe even sewing one into this one. The wool is quite lightweight and although it doesn’t ride up when walking, it would probably look better when lined (and also be more comfortable to wear).

I really love skirts at the moment and have made quite a few lately. I really need to get back to sewing blouses! Any pattern recommendations?

Pencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Pencil Skirt Sew Over It by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! I’ve got two tickets for the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair (with lots of crafts and workshops!) to give away!CountryLivingSpring2015_03

 


Happy sewing!

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