I decided to give this May month a kind of mother theme. My previous make was this 80s Easy to Sew Vogue 9010 blouse for my mother. Daughter sews something for her mother. This time I made something for my daughter. Mother makes clothes for her daughter. These two new homemade pencil skirts are made of this pencil skirt pattern.
Two new homemade pencil skirts – the fabrics
Both fabrics are Ponta di Roma bought at Stof Nodig. We bought them while they were standing on the market in Leiden. You can find Stof Nodig there on Wednesday. Punta di Roma is an interesting type of fabric.
Both sides of the fabric look the same: there’s no difference between the right side and the wrong side. This fabric is knitted with a so called interlock technique. Punta di Roma is heavier and thicker then regulair jersey but still has enough stretch for a comfortable wear.
This makes the fabric suitable for trousers, leggings, firm (Winter)dresses, jackets and skirts. Our daughter choose for black and dark grey with a woven design.
Two new homemade pencil skirts – stitching
I made both pencil skirts with flat seams. The seam allowances of the side seams are 2.5 cm. In my opinion a flat seam looks better on the hips. A seam made with a locker is very small and can easily turn on some points. The side seams and hems were locked first. The side seams are done with a single thread coverstitch.
The hem and tunnel casing for the elastic are done with a two thread coverstitch. Finally the elastic was pulled trough the tunnel casing and finished by hand to secure. Last step was sewing the elastic on the side seams. This stitching will prevent that the elastic can move in the ‘waistband’ and the side seams will also move. My elastic is 2.5 cm wide and has an heavy duty quality that will keeps his shape.
Time and Coast
Time for one skirt: cutting 15 minutes; stitching and finishing 3.5 hour
Costs: black Ponta di Roma € 7,50; dark grey Ponta di Roma with design € 7,50; yarn € 3,00; elastic € 2,50
Two new homemade pencil skirts – satisfaction factor
Our youngest daughter usually buys this type of skirts at a big Swedish retailer. They are made of T-shirt jersey and cost about € 10,00. The disadvantage is that they easily lose shape and she has to buy new ones. The Punta di Roma skirts will keep their shape or will get their original shape back after a good night rest. These two new pencil skirts made our daughter very happy and she is very pleased with them.
She can wear them at work with a nice blouse and jacket or a sweater. Price wise there isn’t much difference between both if you skip my making costs. Do you make clothes for yourself of for someone else because the quality of RTW is disappointing? Do you like making pencil skirts? And want to have a perfect? Go over to this how to make a fitted pencil skirt tutorial.