Review: New Look 6107 | Going Baroque for a Pencil Skirt!

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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!

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61 comments

  1. Great skirt and Happy birtday!

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  2. Love the skirt BUT I NEED YOUR SHOES! They are awesome :-)

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  3. The print that you used for this pencil skirt is just beautiful!

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  4. Ooh! This is so cute! Great job!

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  5. O MY GOODNESS! I love it!! I love the shape, the fabric, everything!

    Happy Birthday!! You look beautiful!

    Can I give your skirt a "blog shout out" on my blog tomorrow?

    Mandy Jean
    www.mandyjeanchic.com

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    1. Thanks Mandy Jean. That'll be great!

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  6. Happy Birthday! That skirt is fabulous! You find the best fabrics at Hancock's and Joann's.

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  7. Happy birthday! This is a great skirt and a trend that I can definitely get behind this fall. Thanks for the pegging rule tip too.

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  8. Happy birthday Erica!!!. Lovely skirt on you

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  9. Happy birthday Erica! You look fabulous, as always.

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  10. happy birthday Erica!may all ur wishes come true and more successful in your DIY style blog :) anw nice blue outfit .

    http://thelifeandstyles.blogspot.com

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  11. Happy Birthday Erica. Love that fabric

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  12. GORGEOUS!!!! I will be in Joanns poste haste looking for that fabric later on lol. It is STUNNING!

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  13. Hey Erica Happy BDay again...Lovely skirt and fabric again :) Thanks for sharing that rule. I will have to document that so I can keep it in mind ;D

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  14. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful skirt. I hope I can spy some of that fabric at my Joann's.

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  15. Oh yes, I am seeing that in all the September Issue magazines and I love the look - you wear it well.
    and Happy Birthday!

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  16. Love that skirt, that print is gorgeous.

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  17. I love that pencil skirt!!! and the match with blue is sooo cute!!

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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  18. Happy birthday, you're looking fabulous

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  19. I love the mix of textures, and the colors coordinate well!

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  20. Happy Birthday! Your skirt is fab. I never would have thought of wearing brocade casually with a chambray shirt, good idea. I'd like a pair of dark brocade pants to wear this winter. You are spurring me on!

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    1. thanks Karin. I want a pair of brocade pants too!

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  21. Love the styling, and beautiful skirt!

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  22. The skirt is perfect! Happy Birthday!

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  23. now this is a trend I'm glad you embraced - especially since it's paired with one of my favorite pieces - a chambray/denim top. It's very J. Crew but it doesn't look too preppy

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  24. Thanks Madalynne, that's exactly the look I was going for!

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  25. Happy birthday, stylish lady! Thanks for the tip about skirt pegging - that will definitely be useful for me!

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  26. That skirt's a BEAUTY! Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great one :)

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  27. Gorgeous skirt! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday!! Your skirt is beautiful!!!. I was watching the morning news and they were showing fall fashions. I thought of you because they were showing the pendulum tops. But they also had a dress by a designer that was awful. I said to myself they need to have Erica B on the show she knows fashion. Hope you enjoyed your D-Day

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  29. I meant to say B-D

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  30. I adore all your work I wish I could sew like you! You look amazing!

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  31. Happy belated bday! Love, love, love this whole ensemble!

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