I have never before been inclined to wear a pencil skirt, not really being pencil-shaped, but I loved the Masculin et Feminin skirt in Twinkle Sews.
I didn't use the actual Twinkle Sews pattern...why print off all those pages and sticky-tape them together when I can finally get some use from my personal skirt sloper? It wasn't too much trouble to adapt my skirt sloper to make a skirt pattern with yoke.
But I am not 21 anymore and I am a wee bit bigger than I was then and somehow the dress seems indecently short these days! The last few years I have only worn it as a tunic over pants and the lace is starting to rip in places, so I thought recycling it into this skirt was not such a bad outcome.
I think the Twinkle Sews pattern had a side zipper, but I used a CB zip. I didn't want the lace to get caught in the zip, so I did not have the lace going all the way to the edges. I cut around the motifs and then sewed some extra motifs in to fill in the gaps. (BTW I have had a run of invisible zips break after not much wear lately. Is anyone else having this problem? I can only assume that the quality of zips at Spotlight has deteriorated??)
Thank-you to eveyone who offered advice on fixing up the hem of the skirt in the previous post. I haven't gone back to it yet, but I will make the hem not-so-deep and either re-blind-hem it or hand sew it.