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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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Perfect-fit pencil skirt

I've been talking about how I'm planning on making all these clothes for work... and I'm off to a pretty good start, I think!

I started this before I bought all those patterns last weekend... I've made pencil skirts before, from simple patterns, but I bought this "Amazing Fit" pattern to try it out with a more custom fit (I have slim hips and pencil skirts are often a little wide).  This one has different pieces for slim, average, and curvy figures.
I used some plaid wool I bought at Goodwill Outlet once that had clearly once been a pleated plaid skirt.  It still had some pleat folds in it and some threads from the stitching.  I gave it a good press and used it for this skirt--I barely had enough!

Here's how it turned out!

It is fun to wear a basic style, like a slim skirt, in a fun color or fabric!  To pair with solids in black, tan, grey, whatever... and it was fun to use an Amazing Fit pattern!

19 comments

  1. Looks fabulous! Great job! Was the pattern easy?

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  2. I love this pattern too! I'm curvy with big hips and smaller waist and found this pattern so easy to alter to fit. It came together really quickly as well. Thanks for reminding me about it, I need to make a few more. I love the colors in your fabric!

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  3. Looks very nice. I love plaid!!!

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  4. Love it! I just bought this pattern - now I need to find some awesome plaid wool as well!

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  5. It looks great, very smart.

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  6. Anonymous1/21/2011

    That is a great skirt! Looks like a good one to style many different ways and will go with many different colored tops. I love it.

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  7. Great little versatile skirt.

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  8. I think I'm going to have to go out and get that pattern so I can make a curvy model or two. Cherrie

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  9. This is lovely! I always have trouble with pencil skirts as i have a small waist compared to my hips, so this might be a good one to try.

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  10. Your skirt looks great.
    I have a small waist and wide hips (relatively), so I think I'll check this pattern out for the curvy cut.
    Thanks.
    Kathy

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  11. Oh! I bought this pattern too! Skirt patterns have always been way too curvy for me. Was it a pretty simple pattern? I have stepped away from sewing for myself for awhile because I struggle with getting the fit right, but this makes me think I can get back to it and not have the same stuff everyone else has!

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  12. It looks amazing! I love the pattern and the fabric :)

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  13. That looks awesome! Well done. I totally want to make one now.

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  14. you have a very nice blog

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  15. Great skirt. I've also used that pattern and was really happy with the results. Amazing fit patterns really are what they say they are.

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  16. Thanks!!
    Yeah, it was super easy. Definitely worth a try!!

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  18. It looks great, very smart.

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