A while back, Kristine and I decided to do a little fabric swap. She made a skirt out of the this wool and sent me the rest of it. It's about a yard. I sent her some black bottom weight stretch twill in return. I decided to make a simple pencil skirt out of the fabric. I love pencil skirt and they don't require that much fabric. This actually started out as BWOF 09-2008 #119 but when I put the pleated back piece on, it just looked stupid. So, I picked it apart and it's just a pencil skirt now.
Here you can see the inside. I used Whisper Weft on the edges and the facings. I used small scraps of bias material to back the darts.
Here's the inside. I love using some totally odd color on the inside.
I used hem tape to get a nice finish on the inside. I'm not sure how to really use this stuff. I sewed one edge onto the unfinished wool and hemmed the other end by hand. You can barely see my black hemming stitches on the top of the tape. You can see I made the hem pretty deep. But, that brings me to my next picture.
I think I may have hemmed it too short. I know you can't tell when it's photographed like this. But the last thing I want is to walk into school and have people think I'm dressing too young, trying to hard or that I'm prowling the school for potential mates. This is the back.
Here's the front. Tonight I'll snap some photos of it on so you can actually see how it fits. I love the overall hip and waist fit. I'll let you guys be the judge. I can easily let out the hem. Do I want to do it again? No. Do I like this fabric and want to wear it all the time? Yes. It's above my knees but not much. And I know some of you will say if it makes me question myself or if it makes me uncomfortable, change it. But, I lend to be "too safe" if you know what I mean. I want to look good at the same time.