Monday, November 19, 2012

Pencil Skirt Sew-Along Complete

I had some free sewing time this weekend so I finished up my pencil skirt for the pencil skirt sew-along!

I had just over a yard of cute plaid fabric in my stash that I had to buy as a steal on clearance and it looks smashing. It's McCall 5121.

It has a cute kick pleat. I also added a lining so that the white was a bit more opaque.

The blouse is also a new finish. I finally picked up some covered buttons to finish it. It's from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing (review coming this week!).

The skirt called for closing with hooks and eyes but I grabbed one button from the stash instead. Just goes to show you that you should keep all those odd and end buttons.

And it's not a photo shoot without some silliness!


  1. This whole outfit is so pretty and well-sewn! I particularly love that blouse. You've come so far since I first started reading your blog.

  2. Cute. If I did the pencil skirt sew-along. I'd have to use 2 yards. I have to accommodate my curvy hips. :-/ What pattern in the blouse? That is really cute, too. I always love a tie neck.

    1. The bouse is from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing. It's cute and really simple. :)

  3. Fantastic job on both! I love blouses that button up the back like that, too. Thanks for sharing your pretty new outfit with us, dear gal, you look gorgeous.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Lovely outfit, the colour of your blouse is beautiful. That pattern is on my to-sew list when I find a good fabric for it, so it's nice to see it made up.