Saturday, August 28, 2010

McCalls 3830 Denim Pencil Skirt

I made a denim pencil skirt ages ago.  It was one of my first projects. I remember I did flat fell seams and topstitched it in a golden yellow.  It was my first invisible zipper and it was perfect!  Here is a picture of it:

It didn't fit all that well. It was a little big so I gave it to my big sis.  

I then made another one shortly after that fit me better and I didn't do any topstitching at all.  All seams were serged.  The invisible zipper was great too.  It was a very quick project.  

Weird Face!
The back view.

Here's the PR Review:

Pattern Description: 

Skirt in five lengths have front and back darts, back zipper, faced waist and optional carriers; skirt A, B and C have back vent.

I made View D.

Pattern Sizing:

AA(6-8-10-12), DD(12-14-16-18), FF(16-18-20-22)
I made an 8, but I think I ended up with around a 6. 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?

Super Easy!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

It was easy. I
Fabric Used:


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I have no hips So I had to straighten out the hip curve significantly and I had to narrow both front and back darts and lengthen the back darts. I also pegged in the skirt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Maybe. I think I will try another pattern first. This one wasn't my favorite pattern. 


Very easy for beginners!


  1. Cute skirt! Love your belt also.

  2. I love this on you. Great fit! Stylish outfit.

  3. Your skirt is way cute!! Great job!