Friday, 23 November 2012

Pencil Skirt Project & First Outfit Post!

I have been planning a my winter wardrobe for my adventure over to Japan over the holiday period.
I have decided knits are the way to go, small, comfy, can be stylish, and mainly, dont need ironing!!!
So this is my first piece that I have made. First fitted skirt I have ever made myself.
wheels and dollbaby
I found a skirt in Witchery I quite liked...however it was just a very heavy stretch fabric and literally a tube (or 'knit pencil skirt' as they liked to call it). I know for a fact that something with no shape around the backside will not fit my sway back at all. I sometimes wish I had never learnt about fitting, so I could wear clothes and be completely nieve to the fact they dont fit where they should....
Witchery Skirt $49.95

I was determined to make one myself because even though it was then reduced by a further 20%....i still didnt want to pay that much... haha im stingy!
I made my skirt from a red pointe....not sure the fabric content...It was a remanent, so only cost me $7.30 for the meter!! Then $2.50 for the elastic. Thank you $10 skirt!!! I was a bit hesitant about the bright red at first....but there is always room for red in my wardrobe to be honest.
I made the skirt by drafting up something prettty simple with my measurements which I was at my grandma's house in Radelaide. After that I cut it out, ended up adding a seam down the centre back, which the Witchery one actually had as well. Although I dont understand why, because there was no shaping at all, and that's why I added one in mine.
I then literally just sewed it on my gandmas machine until it fit well, then top stitched the three edges and did the elastic and hem.
Now that I have this I will be able to make many more and use this skirt as a template. Think Ill make another soon.
This skirt makes me happy because it goes so well with my Dita Cardi, which, until now I have really had nothing bomshell worthy enough to wear it with and so have considered selling it on ebay....
 I actually tried on another skirt in Witchery, which unfortunately I can't find a photo for which was a jersey skirt which I think I will try and won't be hard, but finding the time might be!
I'm not going to lie, it's taken me a while to do any outfit posts for 2 reasons.
1: too self concious, feel like a nob proclaiming i have great dress sense
2: no one to take nice enough photo's to warrant bothering
Outfit Summary
Top: Wheels and Dollbaby Dita Von Tease Cardi
Skirt: Made by me
Belt: Op shop find!
Shoes: Gorman
Socks: Cute little sock shop in the city


  1. Dat bootay! Hehehe also Dita cardi?! To die for! Where'd you find such a gem?! x

  2. Oh you have a wonderful blog and I'm your latest follower! Oh my the WDB cardi is absolutely glorious and is beautiful with your lovely new skirt:). Knit fabrics are certainly the way to go for winter travel, I hope you'll share pics of your Japan trip:). xo

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