Friday, January 20, 2012

Wardrobe Essentials: Pencil Skirts!

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As I attempt to sew a new wardrobe in 2012, I discovered that I really want to wear pencil skirts! 

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Or keep your pencil skirt basic...

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You could even wear a pencil skirt on a beautiful ride through the French countryside! C'est la vie!

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So...my inner crafty girl helped me to select a pattern by McCall's {3830}  that I plan to make this weekend. These are some of the pattern sketches... 


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This is a traditional pencil skirt with a low waistline. 


The same skirt sewn longer and then again, just below the knee.



Following a few rules for my body type, I believe the skirt will look best cut just below my knees. If sewing isn't your thing, and lord knows I never expected to want sew, then here are some beautiful inspirations for any shopping you do this weekend. I really love the tailoring and white piping on this skirt.

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Opaque tights are totally necessary. This look is surprising sweet, although I wasn't fond of the skirt at first! Then I kept looking and loved it all together. I think I'd change her hair. A soft wispy bun or something. 

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Want to dress up for cocktails and flirting? Add some sparkle to your pencil skirt!

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I'll follow up this week with some pictures of my new wardrobe essential! Time to venture to the sewing atelier! 

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2 comments:

Hope in High Heels said...

ooohh... good luck! Can't wait to see how it goes. Love your choice of inspirational images. It's almost making me want to put on my corporate wardrobe again!

Judy said...

Hi Kamela...this is Judy, from the alt advertising class.  I now got a chance to see all your pencil skirts.  They are really, very cute.  If I wear pencil skirts, I look funny in them.  I am a size 4 or 6 but my thighs pop out to the sides beneath my hips.  Ancestral design flaw.  My dad called them, "saddlebags."