My Knit Pencil Skirt

I have been wanting to have a knit pencil skirt for a while and keep seeing such great tutorials online for them. I finally found the one below and started looking for fabric to make some similar.

BandageStyleSkirt3Skirt Tutorial Found HERE 

But then I found fabric that looked almost identical HERE without having to do all the extra work of piecing the stripes together.

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So I started with a current pencil skirt that I have and like.

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Made sure I had enough elastic for the waist. I like her thick elastic more, but I didn’t want to buy more when I had some already.

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I traced the first skirt on paper.

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Folded it in half and cut so that both portions were symmetrical.


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Laid the waist band portion and skirt on my fabric which was folded so I cut 2 pieces of each at the same time.

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Pin.

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Cut, and then pin the actual fabric along the edges.

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I serged the end of the elastic,but you can always use a zig zag stitch.

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I serged both ends of the waist band as well.

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Fold in half with the seam on the inside and place the elastic loop on the inside as well.

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Pin the fabric above the Elastic.


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So that when you sew the waist band on, the fabric not the elastic is sewn on.

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I serged both sides of the skirt.

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Then leaving the skirt inside out, place the waist band inside the skirt with both right sides facing each other.

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Pin, making sure to push the elastic lower down.

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Serge or sew the whole way around.

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Turn right side out and decide how high you want to hem the skirt and pin with needles. Then hem using a double needle.

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Here is the finished skirt, I didn’t do a perfect job about lining up the stripes on the sides, but honestly I didn’t really care about that.

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Here is the front with my Renfrew top that I sewed a while ago.

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6 Responses

  1. Aunt Sandi says:

    AWESOME!! You look adorable in this outfit. Cute as ever!

  2. Mom (Wow) says:

    You find the most cute things to sew and they look great on you. You look adorable.

  3. Briana says:

    That is adorable. Great job, and good tutorial on how you did it. What is the name of the fabric? I noticed you linked to the store, but I am having trouble finding the particular offset stripe. I would like to find some for myself, maybe even in a different color. :)

    • jrwarfield says:

      Briana,
      The name of the fabric is Navy Blue Nautical Flag Ponte de Roma Fabric, but now I can’t find it on that website or any right now. Maybe if you called Joanns or those places they might have it? Sorry!

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