I love pattern testing and have been fortunate to do a bunch of it for my kiddos and occasionally for myself, but I am horrible at actually sharing what I make remotely close to the release date, if at all. Well not this time! I was lucky enough to get to test Delia from Delia Creates very first women’s pattern, the Pleated Pencil Skirt, and it turned out great which meant I couldn’t wait to share it!
I am a huge fan of pencil skirts and often wear them to work, but this was my first time making one. This skirt fit me great without having to make any modifications which is extremely rare. This was thanks to the slightly more relaxed waist!
The skirt does a great job at hugging me where it should without restricting my movements or make it uncomfortable to sit in all day at work.
The skirt features a side invisible zipper and I think I did a pretty good job for only my second invisible zipper ever!
It also has a closed kick pleat. A first for me, but a detail that I love because this combined with the relaxed waist makes your fabric choices quite open because you don’t need a ton of stretch. For this one I used a sateen with a tiny bit of stretch and it worked perfectly!
I am so happy with the finished product and love that it looks so great with my Belcarra blouse! This skirt was actually such a huge success that it can be credited for kicking off a ton of selfish sewing which means my face should be back on here sooner rather than later!