Constructing: J.Crew #2 Pencil Skirt

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Skirt--Kristina J.  
Cardi and belt--J.Crew
Rensselaer Pumps--Anthropologie
The J.Crew pencil skirt--it's hard to imagine any other skirt is more deserving of its permanent residence on the corner of awesome and bomb-diggety.  What's not to love?  It's ultra-fabulous, meticulously shaped--a design icon. But the price...ouch....which is exactly why I built my own version of this skirt. I have a really hard time paying a high price for what is essentially two rectangles sewn together, no matter how fabulous those rectangles might be and now I'm thinking I should probably go for all six colors, no?
I love when some pretty detail on the inside of a piece of clothing surprises me with a shot of unexpected color. Floral fabric takes a waistband facing to a whole new level. Obviously, it's the small things in life that get me excited. That's my constructed piece for this week, mah dears.
Hmm...what should I make next? Decisions, decisions...


  1. I LOVE YOUR skirt! I too, have been eying the jcrew no. 2 pencil skirt. Crazy price, eh?!
    Way to go! You've inspired me!


  2. Love the fun fabric and your label. :)

  3. Hi, I found your blog on the Cotton and Curls refashion nation and I love it!
    Hope your having a good day =)

  4. Wow, the skirt looks amazing on you. You should definitely make some more in different colors! The floral fabric and your name tag are really cool details.

  5. I'm so in love with this skirt. You're amazing - nuff said!

  6. You are so talented! I love the color you chose! And the skirt itself looks amazing! Great job, I am impressed! So happy to have you share this @ Show & Share! Thank you!

  7. Great skirt! You are so talented! I love little surprise details inside clothes as well.

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  8. This is such a cute skirt!! I love the label and inside color too. Great job!

  9. LOVE the skirt! Your whole outfit looks great - very classic.

  10. Where did you go through to make your label?! Love this skirt!

  11. Love the pencil skirt. Actually love the sweater and coordinating belt as well. You really have it going on, girl! My wardrobe consists of pencil skirts (if you call the long ones that?) and mostly long dresses. I've made a few pencil skirts of my own. Mostly, however, I just buy them at a thrift store for about $2.50 a pop!

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