In pursuit of the perfect pencil skirt: Simplicity 1559

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This seems crazy, but I’ve only made one skirt in the past two years. 2016 and 2017 were all about pants: Itch to Stitch North Point Trousers, Hudson Sweatpants, Style Arc Sadie Pants, Ginger Jeans, and Colette Clovers.┬áThis year, though, I’m going to get back into skirts. I want to find the perfect pencil skirt pattern and sew up a work wardrobe full of them. Continue reading

Floral Pencil Skirt

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When I’m planning a sewing project, or sometimes even after it’s completed, I’ll think, “If I saw this in a store, would I want to try it on?” ┬áSometimes the answer is no. Sometimes the things I want to make are not necessarily what I envision myself wearing. Or maybe they are what I envision myself wearing, but not what I actually wear. There can be a difference. Continue reading