The next skirt we made for All The Skirts: SLPco & Phat Quarters is the Penny Pencil Skirt. And we found the perfect fabric to sew it with. Let’s start with a review of the Penny Pencil Skirt pattern.
The Penny Pencil Skirt can be sewn in 9 sizes from 2T to 12. There are 4 different styles included in the pattern; Mini, Short Pencil, Long Pencil and Flounce. We sewed the Long Pencil version.
This pattern has a rating of beginner. There are 4 different pocket styles, we made the classic version. Just the pocket pieces and the flounce have pattern pieces to print, dimension are given for the other pieces. The instruction are illustrated with photographs. The back of the wide waistband has several rows of elastic, ensuring a perfect and comfortable fit.
One little detail we love about the Penny Pencil skirt is how the side seams aren’t really on the sides, but wrapped around the front! It’s so slimming, and modern, and cute! Those of us at Skirt Fixation who are larger than a size 12 seriously wish this pattern came in women’s sizes! It is such a stylish pencil skirt for a girl.
The Penny Pencil skirt requires woven fabric, and so we went straight for some Art Gallery Fabrics new denim from Phat Quarters. After much deliberation, we finally chose the Canyon Sunset color. This is a true, heavyweight denim, much like your favorite jeans are made from. Or your favorite denim skirt! So of course we had to do double topstitching on everywhere just like a ready to wear denim skirt. Again, all of us who didn’t get a skirt made from this luscious fabric have a new item on the wish list! Oh, and we tucked a little Bari J. fabric inside the pocket too!
We posted a photo on Instagram of a whole bunch of other fabrics that coordinate with this Art Gallery Fabrics denim. But for this outfit, we chose some knit leftover from making this Uptown Downtown Dress to make a new summer top for Annie. We chose the new Camden Raglan pattern from Hey June Patterns.
Yep, this is the smaller version of our very favorite top, the Lane Raglan! And the best thing about it is that Annie is in the smallest size (a 6) so she will get to wear this pattern for a long time (it goes up to size 16!) And then she can graduate to the Lane Raglan pattern with the rest of us!. The Camden Raglan is as fantastic as the Lane Raglan. We made the elbow sleeve, curved hem version. But we’re excited to try the other versions too.
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