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.