Lekala 5088 in Wool Suiting



I picked up .7m of black wool suiting at the op shop that I had earmarked for a replacement skirt for this skirt that was worn to death, literally.  Since it's demise I have really missed it in the winter.  Lara of Thornberry had made a lovely version of Lekala 5088 which was the inspiration for mine.  A custom fit pencil skirt was very appealing despite my well documented love of Vogue 1247 and my many variations.


I printed out my pattern, a freebie of the Lekala site and taped it together.  It was during this process I found an image on a blog of a skirt with leather inserts.  For the life of me now, I can't remember where!  I had some scraps of faux leather in my scrap bin so I removed the darts from my pattern and inserted my contrast fabric from the dart to the ide seam.  It is a simple change but I feel elevates what would otherwise be a rather boring black wool pencil skirt.  I fully lined the skirt with op shop lining and found a rescue zip in my stash.


I am pretty happy with the resulting skirt.  The fit is spot on and I really like the ease across the front.  I will definitely be using this pattern again.


Just a side note, please don't look too hard at the creases in my photos.  These pictures were taken after a day at my desk at work hence the creases.


Comments

  1. You got a really good fit on this skirt! I'm seriously tempted to try the pattern now.

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    1. I really don't think you can go too far wrong with custom fit.

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    1. Thank you! I really must use this pattern again.

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  3. The leather patches really elevate this and the fit looks spot on. Great skirt!

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    1. Thank you Megan. There is just enough detail to be interesting.

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  4. the perfect LBS! (little black skirt)

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    1. It is perfectly functional that is for sure!

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  5. This is such a great wardrobe staple and the fit is perfect. I might have to try this pattern myself.

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