June 25, 2009 by Janna Roznos
I came of age in the ’80’s – and over the years I’ve given up the big hair, the big shoulder pads in jackets, but I still love a good pencil skirt and this is it: I recently made two of these. This one is from home dec fabric I purchased at M&L Fabrics in Anaheim.
The pattern is very easy and I purchased it through Lanetzliving.net, which is a great website for fininding out-of-print patterns. The pattern is Butterick 5390.
I installed a lapped zipper:
I used Kenneth King’s lapped zipper method from his book. I know there are LOTS of sewing books to show the lapped zipper, but I wanted to try the ‘King’ method.