However, the one-hour dress, a popular DIY pattern from the 1920's, has several points in its favor:
So my sister received the peplum top! We Skyped and I saw how it fit, how it looked, and how she liked it. Here are the results:
One of the first patterns I drafted was for a pencil skirt. I found directions online, and followed carefully, measuring and drawing and fretting about quarters of an inch. Those were early days! I have since used my pencil skirt pattern many times, since it calls for so little fabric, making it a good go-to for stash-busting!
So here's a picture of a bit of lovely golden damask from my stash, folded selvedge to selvedge, with the pencil skirt pieces laid on top. The Center Front (left side of picture) is on the fold. The Center Back (right side) is on the selvedges. Plenty of fabric for a pencil skirt, but why not use bit more of that lustrous fabric?
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