Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern Release!

Somebody pinch me. I can’t believe I am finally releasing my pencil skirt pattern!

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates Psst…You can grab it here for just $10:

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It’s only taken me oh, 9 months to finish it from the time that I said I would start; and it was 6 months before that when I conceived the idea. But I think, worthwhile things take time to incubate. ;)

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

Let’s talk pencils, shall we?

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

Named for the closed kick pleat it sports in the back. This high-waisted, knee length pencil skirt gently hugs the hips, slightly forgives the waist, and tapers in at the knees to create a flattering yet modest silhouette.

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

It zips up at the side with an invisible zipper and is fully lined, giving you a professional looking finished skirt.

SIZING:

The size range is Womens 2 to 18. Not all sizing charts are the same though, so double check your measurements below.

Sizing-Chart Your size is determined by your waist and hip measurements (they are starred). The finished skirt measurements are just for your reference. If you are in between sizes, no problem! I teach you how to blend your measurements to get a skirt that fits you just right.

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

MATERIALS:

I grabbed this from the pattern so you can see what kind of fabric you’ll need and how much:

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates The pattern uses both illustrations and full color photos throughout the instruction portion to help make each step as clear as possible.

skirt-line-up It covers how to sew a kick pleat, how to sew darts, how to install an invisible zipper with lining, and how to sew a blind hem.

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

When you’re done, you will have a beautiful skirt from the inside out.

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates It’s a great basic skirt that you can dress up or dress down, simply with fabric choice!

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

SKILL LEVEL: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate

Despite labeling it Intermediate, I truly believe that if you have some limited apparel sewing experience but attack this pattern with careful reading, a hopeful attitude, and maybe some “draft” fabric for your first attempt, you can sew this as a semi-beginner.

I poured a lot of time and attention into the pattern instruction portion, in hopes that it will teach you what you need to know to successfully sew this skirt, regardless of skill level.

TIME COMMITMENT: 3+ hours or a weekend project.

This depends on your skill level, of course. An adventurous beginner should plan to take a few days or an entire uninterrupted day to work through the pattern. An intermediate+ sewing level can probably complete this project in an afternoon.

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates I didn’t add extra variations to the pattern, but I have some fun free pattern hacks planned for this skirt in the coming months. So, stay tuned for that!

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates To play along, you’ll have to snag the pattern first.  Maybe sew some basic pencils while you wait? ;)

COST: Click on the Add to Cart button to purchase the pattern for $10:

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It’s a PDF pattern you purchase through E-junkie using Pay Pal. Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email from E-junkie (check your spam folder if you don’t get it right away). In that email will be a download link where you can access and download the pattern to your computer.

(If Pay Pal is not your thing, you can buy it using other payment methods HERE on Etsy.)

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates When you sew one up, add a picture of your new skirt to the flickr pool. Or tag your photos on social media with #pleatedpencilskirt and then tag me @deliacreates!

I can’t wait to see what you sew up!

Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern - Delia Creates

Happy Sewing!

Sources: Blue Chambray from LiMa Sews, Gingham – a woven cotton from Red Tag Apparel section at Jo-Ann, Floral – “Rose Garden” from Legacy Studio, quilter’s cotton from Jo-Ann (proof that you can make quilter’s cotton work IF you find the right print! ;)).

Comments

  1. Julie R. says

    I love the floral fabric that you chose for your skirt! . I’ll have to buy it and sew some skirts for my wardrobe since I’ve never owned a pencil skirt before :) And congratulations on making a pattern! I can only imagine the work and stress and long hours that went into this.

  2. says

    Are you, by any chance, planning to make this in smaller sizes? I’m kind of a shrimp (23″ waist, 32″ hips), and it seems like patterns are always too big, even in their smallest sizes. I would love to be able to make this, though!

  3. says

    That is so cute on you! Congratulations on another pattern. =)
    I wish I could wear pencil skirts! I look like I’m nothing but hips when I try them.

    • says

      Thanks Charity! I know pencil skirts aren’t for all body types. The high waist does help to make it more flattering for more body types though.

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