the ultimate pencil skirt | a review

the ultimate pencil skirt patter | makers atelier

I bought the ultimate pencil skirt pattern a little while ago and been looking for fabrics to make it in.  Planning a sequined version next once I have found some sequined fabric – thinking of a day trip to Brighton and visiting Ditto Fabrics.  I found some fabulous stripy jersey at Fabrics Galore and decided to sew the stretch version.  As with all of Fransis’ pattens it worked like a dream and I had a skirt ready to wear in under an hour!

The Ultimate Pencil Skirt

Pattern: The Ultimate pencil skirt

Fabric: stripe jersey from Fabrics Galore.

Notions: Schmetz stretch needles, Gutermann thread, elastic & pins.

Pattern discription: Create the ultimate pencil shaped skirt whether in stretch or woven fabric, this pattern has instructions for both.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow: yes, great instructions and very simple.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: quick and easy to make, perfect to wear – a real wardrobe staple.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: no none

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others: yes, brilliant quick project in jersey and plan to make another in stretch as well as the other woven version.

Conclusion: A brilliant pattern that is so easy to wear, try it!


Already worn and its great, can walk the dog and run around at work – had lots of lovely complement too.


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