Fabric Mart Fabrics (almost like a double knit) making it more practical to wear (and clean).
Black is so difficult for me to photograph, and I think you can see the skirt details better in this flay lay.
To start with I choose a button front skirt pattern, Simplicity 8792, and a pattern that had a flounce, Vogue 9349.
This particular pencil skirt has side front and side back seams, which made getting a close fit easy. And a close fit was needed for this skirt, as the addition of the flounces added a bit of weight.
Because this fabric had no visible right or wrong side, I marked the pieces with colored stickers to help make sure the pieces were sewn together correctly.
I measured the length of the pencil skirt and divided it evenly to determine how many flounces to sew. In this case it was easy as the skirt was 36" long, and I decided to add six flounces. I added marks at each seam line 6" down from one another to use a guideline for adding the flounces.
Because the skirt was a pencil skirt, the circumference was almost equal from top to bottom. However, the waist needed a a smaller flounce width-wise. Since I'm not a math wiz, nor a pattern drafter, I simply pinned the flounce in place starting at the center back and center front, meeting at the side seam.
Here's the work in progress.
Girls in the Garden, Lindsey, from Inside the Hem, and Pfaff who sponsored the challenge. If they had not offered this challenge, I likely would not have tackled this project. So thank you ladies!
@thesharonsews) as I post sneak peeks in my stories quite often.