An improvement over the traditional straight skirt with no zipper or waistband!
The pencil skirt silhouette is an improvement over the traditional straight skirt. It tapers in from hip to hem giving a more slimming appearance no matter what your body type! The secret is in the fitting process, and Pamela will teach you how to get the best fit ever with her proven dart and side seam placement methods. Need more reasons to stitch up this stylish look? How about a classic and great fitting skirt that you can make, start to finish, in a little more than an hour? You will achieve the smooth look that is traditionally found in skirts with a waistband and zipper, but the "magic" is done with comfortable Fantastic Elastic.
Suggested Fabrics (pre-washed):
- Stretch Wovens with at least 20% stretch
- Medium to heavy knits and double knits
Pamela's favorite internet/mail order fabric stores are:
Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics, www.sawyerbrook.com
Gorgeous Fabrics, www.gorgeousfabrics.com
60" wide - 1 yard 45" wide - 2 yards
Polyester thread and Fantastic Elastic (available from Pamela's Patterns).