Black Lace Pencil Skirt

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For my friend's wedding we needed to wear black knee length skirts with red accents.
So I decided to make a pencil skirt.

I used Butterick 5249 version A for my skirt.  It's just a basic pencil skirt with zip back.

Because my top was also supposed to be black, I wanted to add some texture to the skirt and decided to go with lace.  I was running my outfit plans by my best friend and she told me lace is the current trend, not that I knew that, but just a lucky coincidence!  

I basted the lace to the lining on each piece before constructing the skirt.  I didn't want to have to deal with a lace overlay for this skirt, especially since it's not flowy or anything.

It's more of a casual fit, there's no slit in the back so the skirt isn't too tight around the legs so you can still have room to walk.  It's a simple skirt and the pattern is easy to follow.

 I actually wore this to her wedding, and when we heard of my father-in-law's death I didn't have time to re-pack and so I wore it for that also.  I really liked the look of lace, and think I may have to use it more--especially now that I know it's "in".

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  1. It is fabulous as usual!You look great in it. You look very tall in the picture as well. That is a compliment because I never look tall. I sorry to hear about your father in laws death. I hope everything will be alright soon.

  2. I keep looking at lace at Joanns or the lace curtain panels at the thrift store and trying to figure out how I can use it. I love the skirt, it looks so classy and trendy all at the same time! Nice work.

  3. I love the black lace over the black fabric! It's subtle but gorgeous!

  4. That's really cute! how nice of your friend to let her bridesmaids pick their own dresses!

  5. You've done it again Jessica. Your own fashion sense is what matters as you have a very unique style that is complementary to the occasion. It is simply stunning.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! Can I order one? he he

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