Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Self Drafted Fluttering Pencil Skirt

I did it!  I'm proud to show you the first self drafted skirt I have ever made....

I gathered the right side to look like the Anthropologie skirt, I maybe wouldn't do that again.  I love the fit and the length.  The ruffle is 6.5 inches wide, top-stitched and sandwiched into a seam over the left leg.  Four vintage buttons gifted to me by my Grandma, and the fabric was a gift from Aunt Mary.

And a close up of the buttons.  I topstitched every seam--you can tell if you squint and make believe;)
I also shaped the hem higher a little at the sides to give a more rounded illusion.  I sewed the lining right to the hem, not worrying about the stitching as you can barely see it.

And one more.  


**Edited to add
Pattern--self drafted!
Vintage buttons--gift from Grandma H
Gray wool--gift from Aunt Mary via Grandma H
Invisible Zip $2
Lining--leftover and scrapped

Total:   $2 !!
The original Anthropologie skirt (inspiration)  retailed $128 (I think?)


  1. Amber I LOVE IT!!!! I want one just like it!! -Nikki Bradford

  2. Ditto Nikki - LOVE it and want one just like it!

  3. Wow, I'm very impressed! Can't believe that's your first drafting project!