Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lace Skirt

About a year ago I saw a cream lace pencil skirt at New York and Company and fell in love. The problem was it cost $64 and it was too short. My solution was to finally make one. I grabbed some cream lace and lining from Hobby Lobby and got to work.

I took a pencil skirt that I had from Gap, traced the shape onto wrapping paper then added seam allowance to that to make my pattern. Then I serged the lace and the lining together. Sewed a facing for the waistband. Sewed the side seams and added a side zipper and wah lah a new lace pencil skirt. I am in love with it and I'm really proud of myself for making up my own pattern. I had to make tweaks here and there, but it ended up being a perfect replica of the jean pencil skirt I was copying.


  1. Wow! You are amazing! I wish I was as crafty as you!

  2. Wow, I really wish I would have been a bit more serious about sewing when I learned back in the day. How cool is it that you can find something in the store that is adorable and you can MAKE one even better!?! I LOVE this one!! So classy