1950s | 1960s

Retro Pencil Skirt

March 1, 2016

Another project in my quest for a me-made placement wardrobe – the pencil skirt from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing! I sewed it up in a gorgeous chocolate-coloured wool that belonged to my great-aunt.

Chocolate Pencil Skirt

This pattern came together so quickly and easily; I absolutely love how it turned out! The style is very flattering, too – I’m so pleased to have such a chic and elegant skirt to wear to placement 🙂 I also added a few extra vintage touches: bias bound seams and a lace trim on the hem – I think it’s little touches like this which make all the difference!

Read all about it and see more photos here on my blog!

Until next time,

Miss Maddy xx

  1. The skirt looks fabulous both inside and out, good job! It is also very flattering on you. I’ve made the scalloped waist skirt from the same book, maybe I’ll have to make the pencil skirt as well. (I love your shoes as well.)

  2. I made the skirt last year for Goodwood Revival and I’d agree it looks so good on. I wasn’t quite as good as you and the inside was regular sewing but I did learn my now favourite zip – hand picked lapped zip. How I have got to my age – having been sewing for 40ish years – and not done this before….. I LOVE doing them like this.

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