The New Look 6843 is my 'go-to' pattern when I want to make a winter pencil skirt. I have had this pattern for years and years. The stamp on the pattern envelope is from a fabric shop that has been gone from my local shopping strip for well over a decade. But the pattern is still available so the skirt has remained fashionable. I lengthened version B by 7 cms and omitted the waistband and side split. Instead of the waistband I reinforced the waist seam with cotton tape and added a lining. This gives the skirt a ready to wear look. I also find that as the skirt is just above the knee, it's roomy enough to walk in without the need for a split or kick pleat. This version is made from a grey and black wool plaid that I picked up last year from the remnants table at Tessuti in Melbourne.