Go me, it's my birthday!!!
Another trend I decided to embrace this season is the "Baroque & Brocade" trend. This isn't my first time creating a brocade garment. Remember Vogue 8333, that I made 2 years ago? That blazer will definitely be in rotation this season!
I saw this brocade fabric in Jo-Anns and decided that it had to come home with me. And all week long, my mojo was pretty depleted. So I needed an "instant gratification" project to get the juices flowing. And what better than a pencil skirt.
I decided to use New Look 6107. I had decided that I wanted to add colorful pencil skirts (a la J. Crew No. 2) to my wardrobe. So I took this pattern and tweaked it to my specifications.
I cut view D, and added an inch to the length. I also pegged the hem of the skirt by removing an four inches (an inch per seam allowance). The rule I followed is that the hem should be 4 inches less than the widest point of the hip.
Such a great and simple project!