Christian Dior introduced the classic pencil skirt in 1954 in his Autumn/Winter collection.
It was after the war and fabric was expensive, but woman desired new fashions.
The Pencil skirt has a slim and narrow shape, restricts movement and therefor
has a slit or sometimes a pleat at the back.
The pencil skirt impacts the wearer’s movements and posture. Walking needs to be done in short strides and entering and leaving a car has to be gracefully and “lady-like”. When sitting, the legs need to be closed together.
This skirt is feminine and sophisticated. It makes a business woman look like a million dollars if she wears it with matching shoes and a blouse or jacket.
For me it is just not very comfortable though, but luckily I do not spend my days in an office.
I spend my days on writing, drawing and designing, that you can have this pencil skirt tutorial to make your own pattern.
For you this is the start of a new world of pattern making that begins.
A world where you can make something to fit your own figure.
A world where you are in charge and making the designing decisions.
If your style is not wearing pencil skirts, then that is ok.
You still need to use this, as this is the foundation of skirts and what you learn here will help you later.
You need this to understand the basics.
You can download the PDF tutorial and start drafting the pattern.