So the back story here is that I found myself with the burning desire for a denim pencil skirt, all because of a twitter conversation. (Those of you who are to blame know who you are.) I'd just finished the sheath version of the Billie Jean dress and the skirt part was the perfect starting point for my idea.
So here's a quick how to on how to hack the Billie Jean dress.
1. Draw a straight line from the bottom of the skirt dart down the entire length of the skirt.
You'll need to cut out 1 center front panel on the fold and 2 side front panels for the front. For the back, same thing but of course 1 center back panel on fold and 2 side back panels. Sew your side panels to the center panels, press the SA to the side and top-stitch the seam lines. Sew up the side seams and then give it a try on.
After sewing up all the panels you might decided the waistline was a bit high for a skirt. Personally I like my skirts to ride below my natural waistline, so I cut down the pattern 1 1/2" and then drafted a curved waistband. The skirt is closed in the back with an invisible zipper and hook and eye.