I have always loved the look of a pencil skirt but as a large woman I wondered if I could carry it off. I purchased the Amazing Fit skirt pattern in a sale and had some left over fabric from an outfit I had made for my sister-in-law so it was time to give it a go.
There have been many reviews on PR for this skirt and I have to agree with most that whilst it is great to have the fit options of slim, average and curvy it does not tell you what is classified as each. Now I am very curvy in a very small space but have a flat butt so I didn't know what to use. I decided to go with the average fit and just do my own fitting.
I had to petite it quite a lot so that it fit just below my knee. I started with the 24, took some off at the waist and added a few cm's at the hips, the only other alteration for fit was a tilted waist adjustment which is usual for me.
On the pattern the zipper is located at the side which I moved to the back. I have too much curve at the hipline for it to sit straight and find I can get a better fit by having the side seams free for adjustment.
I have worn this skirt and it did wear well and was very comfortable. I am not sure how often I will wear it as I am not in the corporate world but I think it is a handy piece to have in the wardrobe. I may make it again in a solid black as I would get more wear out of that.
I am still in two minds about whether it is dowdy or not, I have flat shoes on in this picture so it may look better with heels.
This is a very good pattern that went together easily. The instuctions are good and I really liked the contoured waistband as opposed to darts which I always have trouble getting to look nice. The invisible zipper went in a treat following this tutorial from colette patterns. I would highly recommend this pattern if you have a need for pencil skirts in your wardrobe.