Not lady enough for a pencil skirt anyway. I'm opposed to any skirt that's so difficult to run/squat down to pick up bottles/climb stairs/get into the car in. But it seemed more appropriate for a job interview than my usual jeans or full skirt. Never say never, but seriously never again.
It's made from a nice subtle black and grey pinstripe men's shirt (which you can't see cuz January in Seattle doh). I got the idea from (where else?) Pinterest. Megan Nielsen (whom I obviously luurve) made one but kept the buttons for interest on the center front. Since I wanted a more traditional/professional look I cut off the plackets and sewed up the front which became the center back. After that it was just a matter of pinning and sewing until I had the right fit. I also lined it (go me!). Unfortunately I felt the lining slide out of the hem while sitting in my interview (fail!). I shall have to fix it, but since I can't imagine an occasion on which I would willingly don a pencil skirt again I am procrastinating.
The black blazer I purchased at Ross specifically for the interview and damn. I'd almost forgotten what crap their clothes are. If I stitch down the facing (which hangs loose something awful) it won't look so bad but seriously, why didn't they do that?
I actually think it's quite nice looking, but boo for skirts that aren't conducive to real life.