HELP! Pencil skirt crisis

All right, I need some help, guys. I’ve been working on a pencil skirt from Gertie’s book for my Monthly Stitch project (my new skill for the month is inserting a lapped zipper). I love this skirt (I finished it over the weekend), but I have one problem: somewhere along the way, I nicked a tiny hole in the front center of the skirt about 6″ from the bottom of the hem. I need some help on how to fix this, because I can’t stomach the idea of tossing this project.

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Out! Out damned spot!

I have two ideas on how to fix this so far:

  1. Cut the length off and make a shorter skirt. Doable, but not quite what I’m going for.
  2. Use a contrasting fabric below the nick. I have some black fabric that might be a possibility.
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Original length for reference. It falls about 2″ below the knees.

What are your thoughts?

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With contrasting fabric. I’m not entirely sure what this fabric is, but it feels like some sort of poly blend.
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Contrasting fabric full-length view.
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Rolled to just below the nicked spot. It’s still an okay length for work, but I’d definitely have to wear tights or leggings.

Gah, I hate making stupid mistakes. Any other suggestions are welcome.

P.S. Just a heads-up, but I’ll likely be changing the name of this blog within the next few weeks. I’m just waiting on a few things to go through before I make the switch.

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4 thoughts on “HELP! Pencil skirt crisis

  1. You could also do contrasting fabric down the front middle. A big thick panel maybe. A bright colour like red might look nice.

  2. A tip I was given for dealing with tiny holes – the sort you get when you accidentally put the seam ripper through the fabric – was to patch them closed with a bit of iron-on interfacing on the wrong side. It stops the hole ripping any bigger and isn’t visible from the right side if you take care to close the hole or use matching interfacing. Would that work?

    1. Great idea! I’ll have to give that a go. It’s a tiny, tiny hole, a little bit more than an 1/8″. I’ll let you know how it works!

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