Feather's Flights: A Sewing Blog: Me Made: Tweed Pencil Skirt

2.12.2011

Me Made: Tweed Pencil Skirt

My black tweed outfit is finally complete. I made the jacket first and had lots of fabric leftover, so I made the hat and now the skirt. I love this fabric, and I already love this skirt. It was really fast to make because it's so simple.
 It's a princess-line pencil skirt with a facing, two back pleats, and a center zipper.
Close-up of the zipper. I was going to do a invisible zipper, but I accidentally got a normal zipper. I didn't have time to take it back so I had to make do. I know that most skirts have lapped zippers, but I am not a fan of lapped zippers. I'd rather do any other zipper before a lapped zipper.
Instead of having two slits that would make me feel like I'm showing everything back there, I made two pleats. I feel covered but sexy. It is possible!


5 comments:

  1. real cute!
    hate lapped zippers. invisible are my fav... soooooo easy!

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  2. I hate invisible zippers. I think any other kind of zipper is so easy. Isn't it interesting how we are all different in our likes and dislikes, and yet, the projects always turn out adorable?
    Super cute!

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  3. Your outfit turned out beautifully, congratulations! I love pleats in place of slits, my long winter coat has a pleat instead of a super-high slit and it's so much more attractive, not to mention warmer.

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  4. This is amazing! I am a love sewing, but it is so difficult for me! I've just gone through your entire blog {in a non-creepy way. promise.} and I feel so inspired! You're amazing!

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