On Christmas Day, I decided I “needed” a black pencil skirt to wear to my brother’s Boxing Day party. So while Mr D was preparing the veg for lunch, and made a little reckless by a glass of Prosecco, I made this!
“What are you doing” said Mr D from the kitchen.
“Making a skirt”.
“Oh, alright then”.
He’s so understanding.
I decided to omit the back vent – a combination of wanting to save time and I also like the hobbling effect of a tight skirt. I used to wear them in the eighties, made from woven fabrics (bless my 19 year old self). I must have looked so funny, scuttling around with tiny steps.
This scuba knit fabric, however, is so stretchy that I can walk perfectly well.
It’s hard to see in black but the panels are a lovely shape.
This is probably my quickest make ever, and I’ve had so much wear from it. It’s great to throw on with a jumper and boots for everyday, and it doesn’t crease.
I made the skirt entirely on my serger, apart from the hem which I serged to neaten and then stitched with the stretch stitch on my sewing machine.
Pattern: Colette Mabel
Fabric: Black Scuba Jersey from Minerva here
Inspired by Karen’s story challenge post.