What happens when you go to a garage sale where you can fill a bag for $1? Lots of clothes to remake. One thing that I stuffed in that bag was a plum colored pant suit similar to this:
I have been seeing so many colored pencil skirts lately, that I want one in every color! I wanted to get this skirt finished so quickly that I didn't take any pictures of the process.
I used Butterick 5466 view D, the black and white one, but without the raised waist. Any skirt pattern with princess seams will work for this.
I did not follow the pattern directions since this is a pretty straight forward pattern. I attached the facings prior to sewing the front to the back, this allows for easier alterations later on, if needed. The pattern suggests a centered zipper but I did a lapped zipper with a hook and eye at the top.
Here are some pictures: Excuse the wrinkles (I did iron it after I made it)
|Inside Skirt Front|
|Inside Skirt Back|
|Inside Hem Detail|
So how much did this plum pencil skirt cost? About 15 cents! That is so much better than others that I've seen for $120.