Happy National Puppy Day, readers! Oh, you were not aware of this lovely holiday? Honestly, I wasn't either, until this morning. Nonetheless, for your viewing pleasure, Remy, my photo-bombing puppy:
Remy, the Bichon Who Loves to Sneak Into Photos!
For the fabric, I knew just what to reach for. Earlier this month, I helped my little sister make her first skirt with some polished cotton swiped from my mother's vintage fabric stash. It's a cheery apple print on a black background, with a perfect mix of bright red & mint green. One of my favorite color pairings! Even better, there was just over a yard-and-a-half left. That's pencil skirt kismet, friends.
Pockets! My fidgety hands rejoice!
The oh-so-exciting details...
Things I Loved:
- The fabric! I was thrilled that there was enough of this left over from my sister's skirt. I'm such a sucker for a retro fruit print! Plus, any fabric that combines red and green without channeling Kris Kringle is always a win.
- The shape! Pencil skirts really are so flattering. It sits below my natural waist, but still manages to emphasize that hourglass shape.
- The lining! Pops of color are always a good addition. Even if no one else knows it's there, it makes me happy.
Things I Changed:
- Added a full lining, thanks to Alana's wonderful tip.
Things I Would Change, If I Made It Again:
- Widen the waistband. I do love how it fits now, but think it would be a nice change to have another version with a wider, higher waistband.
Tricky Steps & Suggestions:
- There is an invisible zipper, which can be tricky, if you're not used to them. Honestly, adding a full lining makes it easier to install - you don't have to worry so much about how the inside looks, when you can cover it with the lining. I love a clean finish!
Notions & Fabric:
- 1.5 yards Vintage Polished Cotton - Free!
- 7-inch black invisible zipper
- Two blissful, stress-free hours.