*This is the classic paper pattern version;
if you want the print-at-home version on
Arch E, A0, A4 & letter sized paper click here.*
Loving these groovy, stylish skirts,designed
for any and all skirt fabrics, from denim to
broderie anglais, from suede to cotton, from
tweed to crepe.
Fitted Skirts finish *just* below the knee and
have front & back darts, a center back invisible
zipper, optional lining and a contoured waistband
that sits right at the natural waist.
A-Line skirt has a gentle, controlled flare and a
bias-faced hem; Pencil skirt is ever-so-slightly
tapered with a deep hem and a concealed back slit.
Try these hard-working pieces with a matching jacket
as part of a chic suit and as indispensable co-ordinates
for your everyday wardrobe. These great skirt styles
will showcase a gorgeous fabric, or act as an inspirational
blank canvas for all your favorite trim and embellishment
ideas and techniques.
Here are 4 small but perfectly formed videos about
this styles...variations, muslin fitting tips and more!
Sizes 6-8-10 needs around 1 yard of fabric
(and lining if you’re using it) for both versions ;
sizes 12-14-16-18 needs around 1 1/4 yards
of fabric (and lining if you’re using it) for both
versions; and sizes 20-22-24-26 needs around
1 1/2 yards of fabric (and lining if you’re using it)
for both versions.
All yardages are for 60” / 150 cm wide fabric.
You will also need about 1/4 yard of interfacing,
1 x 8” / 20 cm invisible zipper, and a hook & eye
closure if you wish.
I have only finished the pencil skirt, not the A-line, but I love this pattern. I made a white ponte with a midnight blue stretch lace overlay and it came out beautifully. The fit was perfect, and I got lots of compliments. Can't wait to try this in different fabrics and the A-line as well. Went together super fast and easy.
The pencil skirt fit like a dream without any modifications. Extra ease is allowed in the hips to eliminate drag lines so common in RTW. The bottom is nicely pegged. The a-line is softly A shaped. The only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is I would like more in depth instruction on how to create a clean finish inside if unlined.
I have been looking all over for a pencil skirt pattern for plus size. This pattern fits the bill perfectly. I was a little skeptical before I got it, I used some fabric my daughter brought be from Mood in NY. I now have a lovely colorful pencil skirt and will be making many more. Thank you Hot Patterns.
I noticed there weren't any reviews for this pattern so I've got to let you know....this skirt is fantastic!
This was the first Hot Patterns pattern I made. I chose the pencil skirt option and it went together very easily. The drafting is phenomenal and I mean phenomenal! I used an interesting nude & black lace patterned jacquard with a simple black charmeuse lining for my version and - wow!
I absolutely recommend this pattern. I already have 3 (yes three!!) fabrics lined up to make this in for spring/summer.
My husband loves fashion (yes, I know I'm lucky) and has a discerning eye towards what works on me and what doesn't. He said this was the best pencil skirt I've worn much less sewn.
If you're new to Hot Patterns this is a great one to try out. Thank you Trudy for such a great TNT and turning me into a raving fan.