Classic Navy Pencil Skirt

I may have used affiliate links for some of the items in this post. Using an affiliate link to purchase an item won't cost you any more money, but I may receive payment if you click on a link and make a purchase. For more information, visit the disclosures page.

Yesterday, I shared with you the floral pencil skirt I originally made as a wearable muslin.  Today, I’m sharing the skirt that muslin was for.  I present to you a classically simple navy twill pencil skirt.

navy pencil skirt

This is the second of my Summer of No Pants 2013 (#SONP2013) sewing projects. The twill I used for this skirt is Robert Kaufman in Midnight.  I love the texture of the twill and how professional it makes the skirt look.

navy pencil skirt

This skirt uses the pencil skirt pattern from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing.  The version in the book has a high waistband, but I chose to leave it off in both of the versions I have made so far.

zipper installed

I’m super proud of how well I did installing the zipper on this skirt.  Thanks to Craftsy for the free class on Mastering Zipper Techniques. Take it. It’s free, so you have no excuse not to.

lace seam binding

little embellishment

I added some detailing to the interior of this skirt, using some of grama’s vintage lace as seam binding and a little floral embellishment at the top of the vent.

navy pencil skirt with interior detailing

I love those little details, even if most people will never know they’re there.  Do you like to add little details like this to your projects?

We're sharing this over at:
Make It Wear It Thursday at The Train to Crazy


  1. Susan on June 6, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Oooh, I love the detail! Ususally my projects look nice from the outside only, but this inspires me to cutie up the inside! I love my jeans that say “lucky you” inside the zipper and my Betsy johncon pumps that have animal print on bottom, so why shouldn’t my work have fun stff too, huh? Thanks for the inspiration, it’s really cute!

    • Andrea on June 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Susan! It made me really happy, and was a great way to cover up some of the unfinished seams, especially near that back vent.

  2. Markell Corpus on June 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I love this skirt. It’s super classy. I especially love the lace on the inside. I found you over at Make it, Wear it. I’d love to see you over at my new link party –

  3. Ewa "Mom Photographer" on June 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Looks very cute and professional

    • Andrea on June 7, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Thanks so much!

  4. Major Moma on June 7, 2013 at 3:53 am

    The skirt looks great and I love your inside details. I have made the high-waisted version of Gertie’s pencil skirt and I love it. I will eventually get to making a standard version too.

    • Andrea on June 7, 2013 at 8:55 am

      I need to get around to making the high-waisted version soon. I love a good pencil skirt. They look good with everything.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.