*** 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.
Named Clothing caught my eye a few years back because their designs are so fashion forward. I never realized the Finns were so chic! But now that I know this, I find myself scouring their website looking for inspiration.
This month, I found it with the Pulmu High-Waisted Pencil Skirt. Not your average pencil skirt, it has a belt and side slits. But what really got me was the triangle insert instead of side seams. Just such a clever design detail that adds visual intrigue and also a little bit of a sewing challenge (something I always seek in my sewing projects - I love to learn new skills).
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
What you should know (or desire to learn): Inserting an invisible zipper, inserting a lining, understitching, sewing darts, hemming
- Fiery Red Viscose Flannel - I know what you're thinking: That's a bright red fabric. And yes, that's true. But who doesn't want to make a bold statement sometimes? This flannel is incredibly soft and the drape fits the pattern perfectly, just enough body to hide panty lines, just enough fluidity to flow over your curves. The solid color will show off the style lines and the flexibility of the fabric will move with you for your comfort. Go bold, and go red!
- Grayed Jade Stretch Polyester Crepe - For the more demure of us out there, we have a subtler solid with this soft green crepe. With a unique, pebbly texture, there is some visual depth to the fabric to lift it out fo the ordinary. Plus, a tiny bit of spandex content gives it a nice amount of stretch, always something nice to have in a skirt. Pair it with a cream blouse or a pastel cardigan and you have instant outfit mojo!
- Black Polyester Twill/Raw Hide Stretch Faux Leather - The first thing I thought of with the triangle side panels was color-blocking, so check this out. A solid black twill for the main front and back panels, but a stretch faux leather for the sides. Pretty rock and roll, right? I must admit that I'm cheating off a skirt that I already own, but that doesn't make it any less cool. Show off your wild side when you make this skirt!
Lining Options: I love a contrasting lining, but I've been told that not everyone does. Therefore, I don't want to be presumptuous and pick your lining color for you. I'm giving you three color options and you can pick your favorite.
Also in this box: a coordinating zipper, coordinating charmeuse satin lining fabric, matching thread, a sewing machine needle, two D-ring closures, and two sets of hook/eye closures. If you order the faux leather option, you will also receive a leather sewing machine needle. We have also included interfacing to stabilize the waistband and the invisible zipper. All you have to provide is the sewing machine.