Six kids and 30 extra pounds make pencil skirts a no-no in my warddrobe at the moment. However, they used to be my uniform. They are so classic and add a subtle bit of sexiness to an outfit. they are also SOOOO easy to make and take about a yard of fabric. They don't require a pattern, especially if you have a friend to help you with the fit.
A lot of you went gaga over this taffeta skirt from Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing. Well, do I have a secret for you! This type of skirt is easy to replicate, no scrounging around for a vintage pattern required. This is part one of two in this tutorial. In this installment, you'll learn to make your own simple pattern for this skirt.