Friends, working in an office environment can feel rather restricting, especially when it comes to clothes. In a business casual atmosphere, I understand what to wear (and what not to wear) on a day to day basis, and I try to sew accordingly. I always keep a lookout for knit fabric patterns that could pass for office wear because, for me, there is nothing better than avoiding a waistband digging into your stomach while you sit in the same place for 7 hours.
The darling lady Oona sent me the most delicious knit floral fabric months and months ago, and I've waited and hunted for the perfect knit pencil skirt pattern. I knew there had to be one printed somewhere, and I really didn't want to use an online tutorial - I didn't want something to go wrong as the fabric became so precious to me.
Finally, I found what I was looking for in New Look 6228, View A.
Now, I respected that New Look included an elastic waistband, but I was looking for something that had a zipper and could be worn with a blouse tucked in. Elastic waistbands really don't give me a look a like, and so I removed it altogether.
I put a zipper in the left side seam, a hook and eye at the top of it, and tapered the waistband in a bit to take out some of the ease that was left for the elastic. The panels are all curved at the top to hug my curves in turn. This skirt is wiggle-tastic, you guys.
I'm not even going to lie: I LOVE how my butt looks in this. LOVE.
I love having a little Oona-flair to rock at the office - it makes the cubicles so cheery :)
XOXO and many thanks, lovely Oona!!