Gold brocade pencil Skirt

 

As I said here, I spent some time creating a block for a classic pencil skirt complete with lining and facing pattern that I could just pull off every time I found an interesting fabric. I really like the brocade trend this fall, even though it’s a bit too dressed up for everyday wear…

 

The initial pattern I used to create the block is from burda.

For this version I created princess lines where the darts where located and added piping. I also changed the lapped zipper I initially drafted on the block to an invisible one. I found this pretty invisible zipper at Pacific Trimmings, it has a gold slider !!

Working on this block was definitely time well invested as I love the fit !

 

It was also super handy to have the lining pattern ready to go and now that I have some practice with the vent I don’t think I’m ever going to do one in a different way…

 

I found the fabric at Paron here in New York City (label said it’s silk…), specifically looking for something gold, but then I got a bit overwhelmed and thought maybe I was too shiny… It is definitely too shiny and when I wore this skirt at the office  I felt overdressed but it was fun!! I may keep for the days I have cocktail parties afterwork

5 thoughts on “Gold brocade pencil Skirt

  1. Dana October 28, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Gorgeous! God, that fabric is fabulous.

    I just made a pencil skirt block for myself, with princess seams on the back only. I used Sunni’s techniques on BurdaStyle to add and sew a vent. Did you use the same technique? How did you sew yours?

    I posted mine if you want to check it out. It’s lace so mine is a little fancy for my office but I love it. Getting to dress up like a lady is pretty much the only thing getting me out of bed on the weekdays. Ugh.

    • The Sewing French Girl October 29, 2012 / 12:01 am

      I saw yours on Burdastyle, it’s gorgeous!!! I keep thinking about making one now…
      For the pattern I’m a big fan of Fashion Incubator tutorial. I took some pictures making my block: https://sewingtidbits.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/the-pencil-skirt-factory/. The process is a bit time consuming (I had to make a sample for the vent) but the finish is so clean inside, it’s totally worth it!

  2. Ash P November 9, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Tres chic! I love the shoes too! I’m working on this skirt right now and it’s my first Burda pattern. The instructions are driving me a little crazy…I’m at the point where I need to attache the lining to the facing. The vent instructions were a little confusing for me…I didn’t understand what they mean by trimming it down. Did you do that? Any help is much appreciated!

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