DIY the perfect pencil skirt pt2

If you’re like me and love a pencil skirt, then you know the perfect fabric is the makings of a great skirt. Must have a bit of stretch, must have a bit of weight,  must be able to hold it’s shape well and must make your butt look nice.  This geometric knit perfect for fall is just that fabric.

The pattern used for the skirts is my goto self drafted pencil skirt pattern here   with the following alterations:

Yellow- no alterations

Blue- removed the waist band and zipper

Added 3″ to the height of the waist

Added 2 5″x30″ wraps 2″ down from the waist band.  (the wraps are 10″ wide and folded in half)

The white top is a mens button up with the collar removed that was stolen from my husband.  The  yellow off the shoulder top is vintage Butterick 5975 with the following alterations:

-Cut the ruffle in an extra small in order to remove the elastic option.

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Heels-Narciso Rodriguez Sunglasses-Karen Walker Clutch-Bally

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Heels-Manolo Blahnik Sunglasses-Karen Walker

 

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4 Comments

  1. October 6, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Gorgeous! Both the yellow and blue. That fabric is super. Haha, loved your criteria: “Must have a bit of stretch, must have a bit of weight, must be able to hold it’s shape well and must make your butt look nice.” You are spot on. There is nothing worse (well, there is, but you get my point) than too thin or flimsy stretch fabric across the butt. Yikes.

    Well done!

  2. Susan
    October 6, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Perfect for the fall!

  3. Timesa
    October 10, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Yes! Nikki I love all three pieces! Classy Yet Edgy ! Sad face because my bootie don’t look like that!! lol. Great job as always!

  4. Georgie
    November 8, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Love those pieces. I must try the blue skirt.

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