The pencil skirt is Burda 11/2005 104, which I shortened quite a bit and added a vent to the back. I can't believe I had to dig that far back into my magazine archive to find a plain pencil skirt with a waistband, but it is what it is. The skirt fabric is a textured cotton twill from FFC, and the top is made from a mystery voile (poly? cotton?) from Sewfisticated Fabrics in Somerville. I bought it intending to make a dress, but here I am about 2 years later with a shirt. If I had a nickel for every time I change plans for a fabric... I'd be doing pretty well!
Aside from size, I really like the design of this shirt and am pretty sure I'll make another. The tucks and 3/4 length sleeves are a nice feminine combination.
|My mother always told me to tuck in my shirt. And while it doesn't look so bad from the front...|
|Oy, does she have a case from the side.|