I am thinking of making, as a gift, a custom pencil skirt with a false cut. I make a rough sketch in order to figure out the appearance of the skirt (the upper part of the image is how will look in front, and the bottom is how it will look on the side):
I was wondering whether it is feasible to hand-sew it instead of using a sewing machine (I assume doing so will take time). The skirt will have a side slit in both sides with some navy-style stripe fabric that covers it.
As for the fabric, I was thinking denim and a light one for the side slits.