My three yards of sparkly tweedy fabric from Emma One Sock were fashioned into three unique pieces: jacket, capelet and this pencil skirt.
The skirt pattern is from the January 2008 issue of Burda magazine and is a simple paneled pencil skirt. It sits at the waist and has a center back zipper and hook closure. Instead of the slit in the back, I made an inverted pleat and eliminated the welt pockets in the back (I don't need the extra bulk). Otherwise, I followed the magazine's design. I topstitched the vertical seams for additional definition, but it isn't necessary --- I think the decision would depend on fabric choice.
I underlined the skirt with silk organza and lined it with a black Ambiance rayon (sometimes known as Bemberg rayon). I like using this lining for skirts and pants because it feels great against the skin and is durable. It doesn't have the cheap feel of an acetate lining fabric. I save my silk charmeuse fabrics for jackets and coats! I also used a waistband stabilizer, which is a relatively stiff piece that is the width of the finished waistband and is used in place of interfacing (goes inside the waistband casing). This was a good choice for this project because the skirt sits at the natural waist and the stabilizer provides a nice snug fit.
I think the fit is great and am definitely planning to make this skirt in other fabrics. Here is the line drawing and a back view.
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