Alberta Street Pencil Skirt in Grey Stretch Denim
This was the third Alberta Street Pencil Skirt I made. My body measurements set me at a size 6, but I didn't want the skirt to be skin tight. So I made a size 8 and sewed the side seams with a 1/4 inch seam rather than a 5/8 inch seam. I like the fit -- form fitting but not super tight. Also, I can move easily in it (I have a toddler to take care of, after all!) and it is comfortable. I left off the pockets because I wasn't sure how they would look on the skirt once I lengthened it by 2 1/2 inches. One other alteration I made: instead of sewing the regular waistband, I cut the lycra belly band off of one of my worn-old maternity pants and attached that at the top of the skirt instead. All I did was fold the lycra in half, and sandwich the raw edge of the skirt between the two pieces of my new lycra waistband. It is comfortable and simple, and it won't show at all as I don't intend to ever tuck my top into the skirt.
All in all, I like this pattern! The instructions were clear and the skirt sewed up pretty quickly once I had figured out my fit (which took me two muslins!). I wear skirts pretty much exclusively, and these pencil skirts are my new favorite.