Butterick 5466 Leopard Print Pencil Skirt


I’m fully convinced the leopard is a neutral, and I enter this skirt as evidence.

There is not a solid-color top I have that doesn’t go with this skirt. Even though I stitched this up well before I was in an office environment, it’s made the transition beautifully. I wish I had better photos of how I’ve worn it, because this is not it’s best showing, but it’ll do.

I made this in a stretch woven, which is really ideal for the shape. This is Butterick 5466, which has a few different back seam options. For some inexplicable reason, I choose the 4-panel option instead of the standard 2-panel center back seam construction. It’s a pretty high-waisted pattern, which is a benefit and a drawback.

Benefit: Easy to tuck things into
Drawback: Crushes your ribs after sitting too long at a desk

So it’s a draw. The stretch in the fabric mitigates the high-waistedness a bit. Bottom line: wardrobe staple.