Sunday, November 04, 2012

Tuppance Ha'penny's Pencil Skirt Sew-along

OOh, I've been procrastinating on fall/winter sewing for REASONS (dunnnn duh dun dun) but Tuppance Ha'penny's wily sewalong ways have swayed me.  I'm joining her vintage pencil skirt sewalong!

Firstly, Charlotte is so dang cute I want to hang out with her and be her bestie so we can share clothes.  Yup.

(translation: so I can wear all of HER clothes)

Secondly, this (to quote Kristine) amazeballs vintage pencil skirt pattern has been haunting me for something like two years:

That hip bow!  It kills me.

I also have Simplicity 4769, with an interesting pocket/button flap thing.

And New York 1181, which is a tad fuller than your traditional pencil skirt, but has really interesting shaped/cut-on pockets:

And lastly, this McCalls 3733, possibly the most interesting darts I've ever seen:

For now, the plan is to go with the hip-bow version of McCalls 4579.  It's so adorable.  And I have been saving this fabric for a pencil skirt too, deep royal blue linen:

I don't know if you remember or not, but I was on this royal blue kick a year or so ago, and I ended up with several pieces of fabric (solids and prints) that feature this color.  I think I ended up with one garment, a top, but the rest of it has been waiting for it's day in the sun.

First up though, I AM going to finish my Crepe today.  It's so easy.  Why do I procrastinate on the simplest projects??

Head over to Charlotte's blog for more info on the sewalong.  She is awesome.  She's got a calendar of events planned and since this is a "beginner" sewalong, it should be really informative too!  It's just started, so come along and join us!


  1. That hip-bow pencil skirt is amazing! Definitely my favorite of the bunch. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Ok so A) OMG that Charlotte IS cute! and B) OMG that skirt IS amazeballs! That HIP BOW! Holy adorable, Batman!

  3. This is wonderful! Thanks for the heads up.

  4. This is good. Timing is right and I haven't done a sew along in ages! Thanks for the info!

  5. I honestly love the tank top on the pinup and they (the pinups) are all lovely. We have two movies in the works neither of which has funding currently. The first one, "A Good Man" is about a war veteran who comes home to a wife that is out of control but he doesn't understand that she is afflicted with bipolar disorder. The second is a story about a young woman who is raised in a religous commune and has never been outside but supposed to marry the decrepit cult leader, she tries to escape into the very modern world completely foreign to her, it is a story of faith versus religion.

    1. Maureen, they both sound so interesting! Keep me posted! If I can help and the timeframe works for me, I'd be happy to.

  6. I love royal blue. Make a beautiful skirt!

  7. Gah! I love that McCalls patterns. Can't wait to see your lovely royal blue version.


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