A vintage floral summer pencil skirt

A vintage summer floral pencil skirt

As you guys know, I’ve had mind set on creating this little beauty for a while now. And finally here it is in real life (well my version anyway).

I’ve gotta be honest – I’m pretty chuffed with it’s modern-vintage-librarian vibe.

A vintage summer floral pencil skirt

A vintage summer floral pencil skirt

I made this up using a vintage pattern I picked up in a charity shop. Pre-cut, on lovely paper, and with beautifully detailed instructions. Sigh.

I made some alterations to the pattern ’cause I was afraid the waist would come out too small. Turns out I was way off. Whoops.

A vintage summer floral pencil skirt A vintage summer floral pencil skirt

I’d like to blame the stretchy fabric, but it’s probably my tendency to over-estimate my measurements that was the real problem.

Let’s just say I ended up having to take a lot in at the back seam!

A vintage summer floral pencil skirt

The fabric took a bit longer to source, but I finally found some inΒ DittoΒ (a brilliant Brighton-based fabric shop) that had the right amount of stretch and floral sass.

A vintage summer floral pencil skirt

Since I’ve made it I’ve been wearing it to work at least twice a week. It’s such a happy print that it’s a really cheerful thing to wear (especially when I break out the pink shoes!).

I don’t know, I think it’s also kinda making me embrace my inner dorky librarian.

A vintage summer floral pencil skirt
  1. Reply
    Fickle Sense

    Love this print. Really lovely skirt, no wonder you wear it twice a week:) I am currently feeling a little unmotivated with my sewing, just have to kick myself back into gear.

  2. Reply
    Katie

    It's gorgeous! I love the fabric and cut. Vintage patterns are such a great resource.

  3. Reply
    miss b

    This brought back memories! I remember using Simplicity patterns. I love this print and the blue and yellow together is such a fresh combination.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. Reply
    Emily

    This is great! I can totally see having this skirt in tons of different patterns.

    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

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