I was very ambitious with my sewing goal this past weekend. Mr. Su went to Taiwan so I thought I had a ton of free time to sew. I planned to sew myself a quick pencil skirt and get started on Lady Grey. A slow sewer that I am, I only managed to complete the skirt. I am looking to expand my skirt collection so that I don’t just wear black, grey or brown skirt to work. I have some leftover fabric from Rooibos Dress, which is perfect for a quick project. Better yet, it is done in time for my birthday today. I am turning 31, ugggh, I feel so old.
Pattern Description: Jenny Skirt from BurdaStyle. It’s a high-waist pencil skirt. The pattern also comes with dress variation
Pattern Sizing: I cut the smallest size. Although I must say, I made a stupid mistake when cutting my fabric. I mixed up the front and back patterns. The front is cut on fold but I cut the back on fold instead. I didn’t have enough fabric to correct my mistake so the skirt ended up a little snug, which is not too bad. I used 3/8″ seam allowance instead of 5/8″ to compensate for it.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instruction is too brief but that’s always the case with Burda’s pattern. Since this is a pretty simple skirt, I didn’t really need the instruction anyway.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Simple and versatile, It is a must wardrobe builder.
Fabric Used: To be honest with you, I have no idea what this fabric is. It feels like the backside of crêpe de chine. I acquired this fabric from either my mom or sister’s stash. Nobody seemed to care when I asked if I could have it. Lining is Bemberg Rayon, which is the best lining material IMHO.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Accidentally graded down the skirt and shortened the waistband so I can breathe. I did a lot of hand sewing in this project. The waistband and lining attachment to zipper were hand sewn since I wasn’t comfortable with stitch in the ditch
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Perhaps. It is very versatile, I may sew it again next year. For now, I want to try new stuffs.