Hi Fashionistas!

Long time no see! I hope you enjoyed National Sewing Month last month and did a whole bunch of sewing. I did a decent amount of sewing, although I took a break from blogging.

I wanted to share one of my recent most projects with you. It is high waisted pencil skirt made in a thin scuba knit fabric I found at Joann’s Fabric last simmer. I remember falling in love with the fabric and purchasing the entire bolt.

This was made without a pattern because it really is that simple of a garment. This was a 20-minute project but has been so useful. I have worn this skirt at least 4 times in the last month.

I paired the skirt with this ruffled tank I made last year

Here is the fabric:

I did not use a pattern but I traced around this skirt I already own and LOVE.

The skirt was so easy to sew.  I have only side seams which I serged up in no time. The bottom hem was serged then stitched.

Here is the back view.

And now for my mini announcement:


There’s a little munchkin in this belly! I’m going to be a mamma again!

These pics were taken about a month ago! I am just now getting the energy to blog about it!

I have so many garments I made that I have not shared on the blog yet. Some are from the summer, and some from just last month. I’ll try to play catch up here soon now that I am feeling better. Know that I have missed you, my sewing friends. I have recently cleared off my drafting table and starting downsizing my studio. I am trying to give away fabric and notions I don’t use to my students and keep on hand just what I need for the next few projects.  At least that is my hope.

I’m currently teaching sewing with knits at school and it has been such a fun class to teach! I’ll share some student projects with you over the quarter!

Take care and I’ll see you with my next sewing project!


-Vatsla 🙂

19 Comments on DIY Leopard Print Pencil Skirt and a Mini Announcement!

  1. Happy to hear that you’re feeling better and finding the energy to blog, we’ve missed you! Love the leopard print skirt it makes for a perfect outfit, great find at Joann’s. And a big congratulations on the new addition to your family how wonderful and what a blessing!

    • HI Jerilynn, Thank you so much! I’ve gotten a lot of my energy back and now make it through the day without naps! I’ve been sewing up a bunch and can’t wait to share them with you. I missed you too! Thanks for your sweet comment, always

  2. Congratulations!!! Very happy for you!!!!You must already be thinking of the many mini outfits you can sew for the new family member – he or she will certainly be very stylish.! Again congrats from the other side of the world.

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