30 May Pencil Skirt Pattern Sewing Instructions
The Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern is an absolute classic for your wardrobe. The complete sewing pattern has a full lining pattern included in the download. However when you first receive the pattern it is my recommendation that your first make is an unlined version so you have an opportunity to test the fit and make of this new pattern. For an unlined skirt, I would recommend a medium weight woven fabric and have made myself several version using both quality cotton prints from heirloom cotton patchwork fabrics and stunning African print cotton. These skirts make the most ideal summer skirts.
For the unlined skirt there are four pattern pieces, the skirt front and back, the waistband and the zip guard. The front skirt is cut on the fold. The back skirt is cut as one pair and the waistband and zip guard are single cuts. The waistband will need to have fusible interlining added for strength. You’ll need a zip for the centre back opening and the sizes you need are included in the trims instructions on your PDF pattern. For the lined skirt you’ll see the lay-plan and fabric chart below.
After cutting my fabric the first thing I always do is make sure the pattern pieces that need fusible interlining are fused and ready to sew. Below you can see all the pieces cut for the Pencil Skirt, including the invisible zip for the fastening. You’ll also need matching thread for your sewing machine and overlocker, if you’re using one for this sewing project. A full set of sewing instructions (PDF download 15 pages) is included in the download when you purchase the PDF pattern for the Pencil Skirt.
Remember that this pattern comes with a lining pattern, and as soon as you have tested the unlined version you’ll be ready to try the fully lined version.
Click on the image above if you fancy trying this pattern. It’s available in nine sizes in the one PDF download, and includes all necessary tables for fabric usage, trims required and size charts. A photo tutorial of sewing instructions is included when you purchase the sewing pattern. If you think about posting your makes, please include the hashtag #PencilSkirtPattern or my handle @studiofaro. Then I can share all your wonderful work. 😉