Black Lace Pencil Skirt

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For my friend's wedding we needed to wear black knee length skirts with red accents.
So I decided to make a pencil skirt.

I used Butterick 5249 version A for my skirt.  It's just a basic pencil skirt with zip back.


Because my top was also supposed to be black, I wanted to add some texture to the skirt and decided to go with lace.  I was running my outfit plans by my best friend and she told me lace is the current trend, not that I knew that, but just a lucky coincidence!  

I basted the lace to the lining on each piece before constructing the skirt.  I didn't want to have to deal with a lace overlay for this skirt, especially since it's not flowy or anything.

It's more of a casual fit, there's no slit in the back so the skirt isn't too tight around the legs so you can still have room to walk.  It's a simple skirt and the pattern is easy to follow.


 I actually wore this to her wedding, and when we heard of my father-in-law's death I didn't have time to re-pack and so I wore it for that also.  I really liked the look of lace, and think I may have to use it more--especially now that I know it's "in".

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8 comments

  1. It is fabulous as usual!You look great in it. You look very tall in the picture as well. That is a compliment because I never look tall. I sorry to hear about your father in laws death. I hope everything will be alright soon.
    Connie

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  2. I keep looking at lace at Joanns or the lace curtain panels at the thrift store and trying to figure out how I can use it. I love the skirt, it looks so classy and trendy all at the same time! Nice work.

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  3. I love the black lace over the black fabric! It's subtle but gorgeous!

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  4. That's really cute! how nice of your friend to let her bridesmaids pick their own dresses!

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  5. You've done it again Jessica. Your own fashion sense is what matters as you have a very unique style that is complementary to the occasion. It is simply stunning.

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! Can I order one? he he

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