Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stretchy Jenny


What better project can you choose to go back to sewing than one that is quick, extremely simple and uses up scraps from another project?
Yes, instant gratification is the best. And in this case, it's this grey pencil skirt loosely based on the Jenny pattern by Burdastyle. The fabric is a medium weight jersey I had left from the super secret project I've mentioned before.

I went on a limb witht this project, because I've always been afraid that pencil skirts and bodycon skirts would be extremely unflattering for my full hips and even fuller derrière. Turns out, I really like the fit! Sometimes it really pays off to risk a little.

 

And finally, this skirt is so versatile! It can be styled in so many different ways. Now that I've overcome my fear of pencil skirts, I think the Jenny pattern will come in really handy...

14 comments:

  1. Hot hot hot! I vote for embracing the derrière, and I adore the spotted stockings in the last picture. Nice work! x

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  2. Super cute! I think it looks great on you. :)

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  3. It looks so cute on you! and oh so flattering! I've always had the same reservations as you regarding stretch fabrics and body con style, but you've given me some hope. Great job :)

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  4. It looks really nice! I think you did find a nicely fitting skirt!! And if it's easy and quick too... what more could you ask for!

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  5. Gorgeous! I'm in the middle of making a Jenny too...but I'm procrastinating because I'm lining it and putting a vent in the back and I'm nervous of messing it up!!!

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  6. @Reana Louise
    Aww, thank you so much! I just need to think "Joan Holloway" when I wear it :)

    @Molly Katherine Harries
    Definitely try it! Minimum effort, max result!

    @Suzie
    Have you already seen Sunni's guide to make a vent (http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/adding-a-back-vent-to-the-jenny-skirt-pattern)? it super useful!

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  7. Woooowie! Makes me want to try that Jenny pattern, too! :) And it definitely is extremely versatile! I like each of your combinated styles! <3

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  8. very good skirt for this fall :-) love it!

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  9. love it! I have been resisting this pattern for the same reason (full hips etc), but maybe I should just try it too! great make - you are going to get so much wear out of it!

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  10. Well done! The skirt looks perfect.

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  11. I love the high waist. The skirt looks great on you!

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  12. Your skirt looks fabulous. I have some thick wool jersey kicking around and have thought of making a skirt out of it. How did you deal with the closure? Is your skirt a pull on or is there a zip? Do you have any tips on how to manage a zip in the jersey?

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  13. @lori z
    I manage to slip in and out without a closure. The waistband stretches after a couple times I wear it, but it comes back to normal after washing. I would avoid a zipper with jersey in a skirt like this one, I'm afraid it would look very wonky.

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