My black tweed outfit is finally complete. I made the jacket first and had lots of fabric leftover, so I made the hat and now the skirt. I love this fabric, and I already love this skirt. It was really fast to make because it’s so simple.
It’s a princess-line pencil skirt with a facing, two back pleats, and a center zipper.
Close-up of the zipper. I was going to do a invisible zipper, but I accidentally got a normal zipper. I love invisible zippers because I can sew an invisible zipper without an invisible zipper foot. I didn’t have time to take it back so I had to make do. I know that most skirts have lapped zippers, but I am not a fan of lapped zippers. I’d rather do any other zipper before a lapped zipper.
Instead of having two slits that would make me feel like I’m showing everything back there, I made two pleats. I feel covered but sexy. It is possible!
If you ever break a zipper here’s how to fix a zipper if the pull came off. This sewing trick works for invisible zippers, separating zippers, and regular zippers. You can also learn how to sew a zipper.