I put this off as long as I could but it became imperative that I made myself a new skirt when wearing my old ones started to look like I was wearing someone else's clothes. Vogue 1247 was my starting point. I cut my usual size in my pencil adaption and ran in the side seams considerably to get it to fit. The fabric I chose was from my stash in faux leather which is actually some type of synthetic fabric and not pleather at all. This is actually a good thing because I could imagine pleather being quite unpleasant to wear in summer weather. There really isn't a lot to add about this skirt having made this version and the original pattern more times than I care to count.
What can I say....this skirt was about as boring to make as it is to write about. I would much rather make pretty dresses and challenging jackets than pencil skirts any day but my new resolve to make the type of clothing that I wear constantly, means that a black skirt was compulsory sewing. It has also mean't that since completion a week ago that this skirt has now actually been worn 3-4 times already. I may not actually like sewing pencil skirts but I do love this skirt! The black faux leather lifts an otherwise unexciting skirt up a notch while still being work appropriate.