Pink Piping Pin-Up Pencil Skirt!

by made with hugs and kisses

in Modern Patterns,Skirts

p-p-p-p-p… I’m all a stutter now!

:D

I wasn’t originally going to post this creation on We Sew Retro… I wasn’t sure if it was retro enough, however after posting it on my blog and recieving so many wonderful comments stating how vintage-esque and pin-up the skirt looks I thought, why not! So here you have it, my pink piping pin-up pencil skirt :D

So this skirt is made using the Lucinda Skirt pattern from indie pattern designer Parnuuna from Be My Goth.

What is great about this particular pattern is that, although Parnnuna’s style is very alternative, hence the title of her blog,  which isn’t my particular style, there are so many opportunities and ways to adapt this particular pattern to make it your own. Simply through a change of fabric this skirt quickly goes from alternative to vintage – almost pin-up some would say!

Using this pattern introduced me to the use of piping. I had dabbled with it before but this was the first time when I made it from scratch myself , and now I am addicted to the stuff. And it is so easy to do, I am looking to get a tutorial together soon :D

There are two key features to this skirt. The first is the corset-style waist band. It is made up of several pieces and can be pieced together either using piping or without. The piping helps to emphasise the effect of the paneling.

The second feature this the adorable pleated pockets. Again I think the use of piping really adds to the cuteness of these pockets. The skirt works equally well both with and without the pockets, They are completely optional.

I chose to make my version in a grey suiting material with contrasting coral pink piping. Rather than line the skirt I used bias tape to seal the seams on the inside of the skirt and it looks really nifty (I forgot to take a photo, sorry)

I think that the Lucinda skirt made in a suiting material makes it perfect for work, don’t you think?!

It is such a versatile pattern that I know I am going to get a LOT of use out of.  I might even try a version without the pockets.

Check out my blog post for more information on this pattern HERE

I would love to get a second opinion on what types of fabric I could use to make this truly vintage looking?

What do you think? Any suggestions are welcomed.

Happy Sewing

oXo

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Hi there, I'm Hannah Smith! I taught myself to sew about 4 years ago and haven't looked back since. I love to dabble in all things creative from sewing to jewellery making to baking and crochet. My crafting addiction has led to me to develop a hoarding problem, most recently of vintage patterns :D Follow my adventures over on the Made with Hugs and Kisses Blog: xXx

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Amy Mayen August 21, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hannah, you rock!

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mariebayarea August 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

This is lovely

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Anonymous August 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

Wow, how stunning is this, very nice and you look equally as good – I think I need one of these

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EmSewCrazy August 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm

This is a great twist on a vintage pencil skirt look.
You could have a lot of fun with plaids, cutting on the bias and such with this pattern.

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Rebecca August 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

This is adorable! To pull off the more vintage mood you might also consider using boning in the high waistband to give it a more structured, tailored shape. Happy sewing!

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cup + penny August 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Love it! Love the bold piping against the neutral gray. Of course it’s retro!

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