Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

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Watercolour Pencil Skirt

What better print for a rainy summer day in Vancouver than a blue and green watercolour-esque floral?  I have to admit that is was exciting to don my tights and rain boots for a day, but I was happy when the sun came back too. This pencil is a shortened version of the pencil skirt pattern in Gertie’s new Book for Better Sewing.

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

 

I love the longer version of this skirt as well, but I cut up an old dress to make this so there wasn’t quite enough fabric.  Sadly, I didn’t take a picture of the dress before I cut it up (so silly), but it had a full gathered skirt so it was easy to work with…here is a quick diagram:

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet   Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

I love the curved waistband on this skirt, it really gives it a nice detail.  I finished it with two metal clasps instead of a button because my buttonholer is out of commission at the moment. The inside seams of the skirt are finished with bias binding.

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet

Not much else to say about this one – pencil skirts are awesome and Vancouver smells nice when it rains 🙂

 
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Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

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