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Sewn: GBSB Pencil Skirt

I have finished another bit of slow sewing, this time the Pencil Skirt from the Great British Sewing Bee Sew Your Own Wardrobe book. 

Pattern and Size:Free Pencil Skirt pattern here. The construction is very simple and the instructions and diagrams in the book make it very easy to sew. I went for the Size 12 as this is the ready to wear size that I usually buy, and the fit is fine.


Fabric: I squeezed this out of the last of the wool blend from Abakhan that I bought to make my cape (I see that they are sold out of all colours except orange now).


Alterations: I inserted a lining (same fabric that I used to line my cape) mainly because it is a winter weight skirt and I find that wool pulls on your tights if a garment isn't lined. I also omitted the interfacing because my fabric was so thick that I didn't think it required the additional rigidity of interfacing. Having never added a lining to a skirt before, I just constructed the lining as the skirt and then machine sewed it to the …

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