It is that time of year again – when we introduce the newest garment from our 2019 Build a Wardrobe program. This design is flattering to all and highlights the best of every person’s unique form.

The Pencil Skirt can be made in any of three variations: the Basic Pencil Skirt, the Asymmetrical Pencil Skirt, and the Crossover Pencil Skirt. All versions are 26” long and can be customized by adding pockets via The Pockets pattern.

As with all of our Build a Wardrobe patterns, you will receive a nested pattern that can be used to make garments from sizes XS to XXL, in both physical and digital format. Subscribers will also be sent the necessary fabric and Button Craft thread needed to complete your skirt (or skirts). For those who want to make the Asymmetrical Skirt, snaps are available in Maker Supplies + Stencils. If you would like to customize or embellish your garment, you can also find stencils, paint, embroidery floss, beads, and more in the Maker Supplies + Stencils section of The School of Making. Use our Alabama Studio Books for inspiration.

Those who are not subscribed to the 2019 Build a Wardrobe program can purchase the pattern here. You can still join now and will receive all of the supplies to create all previous Build a Wardrobe garments.

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  1. Vicki

    Yay!! So excited for this pattern and LOVE the variations! Getting together with a friend next week for a redux of the 3-Day Workshop we attended at the Factory almost 2 years ago… looking forward to getting a start on this (I hope, if all arrives prior to departure).

  2. Elisa

    Would love to know what you mean by ‘asymmetrical’. You don’t really show an image for that version. Is it longer in back or seams are not dead center?

    1. Alabama Chanin

      Hi, Elisa! The Asymmetrical Pencil Skirt has a front overlay that starts out shorter on one side and gets longer as it goes to the hem. Photographs are in the second set of images within the article, as well as a smaller photo in the grid at the top of the page. The Asymmetrical Pencil Skirt is in the first row, far left.