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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

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Simple and essential pencil skirt!

I just made a very versatile and simple pencil skirt to go with my brown clothes--you don't often see such basics at the fun and cheap stores I shop at, especially in 100% wool.  I had a yard or so of super nice, soft, mid-weight wool that was perfect for a basic skirt, in a beautiful brown color!  I lined it with teal lining, since it won't show and it makes it a little more fun.

I used the pencil skirt part of this funny Butterick B5147 pattern:
Here's how it turned out!
Hardly shows up in the picture, huh?  Trust me, it's soft, comfy and practical!

15 comments

  1. It turned out great! Looks good on you too.

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  2. That's so cute! My sister's been looking for a nice pencil skirt, too. I might have to make this part of her Christmas present!

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  3. I've been following your blog for a while now and I love your work! I love recycling or refashioning!! I just made a pencil skirt yesterday from a baggy old Ralph Lauren dress. You should check it out!! I know how annoying it is when people leave links, so sorry about that, but it is soooo exciting that we both did pencil skirts, so I had to leave a comment.

    Cottonandcurls.blogspot.com/2010/12/pencil-refashion-embellishing.html

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  4. That looks great. I love a nice pencil skirt. This could have come out the J.Crew catalogue.

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  5. Yes, It's a nice staple to have in your wardrobe. I just whipped up three myself to beef up my fall/winter wardrobe.

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  6. This is certainly a well-crafted staple for the wardrobe! Love your site!!

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  7. Really nice- I love pencil skirts!

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  8. Even though it is not showing much on the picture, but it looks like a really nice skirt. :)

    Adin B

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  9. It looks great!! I have been wanting to make my own skirts. I'm 38 weeks pregnant right now, so I'll have to wait until the Spring. I'm enjoying your blog...thanks for sharing your stuff!

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  10. Here's a great pencil skirt pattern...very flattering on most figures!
    http://www.pamelaspatterns.com/Store_ProductDetail.aspx?pid=c6G0hh2281hGgg8cgI

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  11. Anonymous12/09/2010

    Girl you need a better camera to do justice!

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  12. I love pencil skirts. Nice work.

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