Lightweight Box - February

Regular price $59.99





*** Available to order from December 15 to January 15. Ships on February 1 ***

One month down, many more to go (we hope!). January exceeded our expectations so now we are trying to return the favor in February. 

February is a short month, so we thought we'd go with an easier project for you all. But easier doesn't mean boring! Enter the classic pencil skirt. 

Or in the case of this Lightweight Box, The Ultimate Pencil Skirt by Sew Over It. If you only want one pencil skirt pattern, this is it. You buy this one and you can customize to your hearts content with fabrics, embellishments, piping, pattern manipulations... the possibilities are endless. We're starting you out with the basic skirt in three standout fabrics.

Skill Level: Beginner (with at least one or two projects under your belt)

What you should know (or desire to learn): Inserting an invisible zipper, sewing a facing, under-stitching, sewing darts, hemming.

Fabric Options: Practically any medium weight fabric could be used to make this skirt, but we wanted ones that would make unique skirts. We believe these three options live up to the task.

  • Black and White Lace Printed Cotton - I saw this fabric and fell hard, like "jaw on the floor, I can't order this fast enough" hard. Wanna know why? It's a total optical illusion!!  From afar, a super ornate lace, up close, an eminently sewable stretch cotton broadcloth. Soft, stretchy and completely opaque, it will trick everyone into thinking you are a master sewer.
  • Dark Navy Stretch Dobby - Up until recently, I thought of dobby was just a house-elf but now I want to make everything with this type of fabric. Because of the special loom, dobbies have a geometric texture inherent to the weave and this fabric is no different. It has a very subtle 1/4 navy on navy stripe that adds just enough detail to this skirt to take it out of the ordinary. Super soft and completely opaque, it can be treated a bit like denim or chambray and can be styled as such as well. It will become a staple in your wardrobe.
  • Coronet Blue and Dark Navy Tartan Plaid Cotton Flannel - Ok, I'm a sucker for a plaid skirt. Maybe it was the years of Catholic school, but I still think it's chic. With vibrant blues, this tartan is has a pop of color without being brash. It's also brushed for softness and wearability, and because it's cotton, it's machine washable. Medium weight, it's warm enough for the winter months, but light enough for three season wear. Also, we're sending you an extra half yard to match the pattern on the seams. 

Also in this box: a coordinating invisible zipper, matching thread, a sewing machine needle and two sets of hook/eye closures. We have also included interfacing to stabilize the facings and fusible stay tape to stabilize the invisible zipper. All you have to provide is the sewing machine.