Oh, denim pencil skirt, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
Yes yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt, and for so many reasons. Let's be a little egotistical about the details first, shall we? I love the exposed zip:
I love the seam finishings:
I love the fit:
But most of all...
This skirt is incredibly comfortable, looks stylish with very little effort, goes with everything and makes a lot of different looks depending on what you wear it with.
Basically, it's skinny jeans in non-trouser format.
I was, I think, inspired by 'So, Zo...' and her generally wonderful way of wearing classic shapes in a modern way. Having recently been on a lengthy and unsuccessful search for a pair of black skinny jeans, a denim pencil skirt struck me as being a pretty good substitute. And I have to say, this is so true that I may never actually wear trousers again. I didn't get any pictures, but this skirt also goes pretty well with Converse on the weekends - super casual, but acceptable out-of-the house comfort.
My only conclusion, really, can be that everyone should make themselves one. Really. Do it! Go on, do it now!
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- Pattern: pencil skirt patten by Mme Zsazsa, free with GDL magazine - except that, even better, I didn't have to buy the magazine to get it, I just filled in the form on the website and they sent it to me for nothing. Excellent way to round out your skirt pattern collection! As with her book (which I used for my previous skirt), this is a nicely drafted pattern with excellent, clear instruction.
Fabric: a metre of (non-stretch) black denim from the Maison Dorée.
- Conclusion: brilliant!