Pencil skirts are a staple in my wardrobe - I love them. I wanted a velvet skirt that was below the knee length (because it's freezing outside) so I decided to make one. This is a super simple skirt that anyone who owns a sewing machine can make!
First, take your necessary measurements: waist, hip, waist-to-knee height and waist-to-hem height. For the waist, choose where you want your skirt to sit. This will be the edge of the body of the skirt - the waistband will be added above this. The hip is the widest part of your butt. Measure waist to knee so you know where to taper your pattern and then decide what length you want your skirt to be.
Now get your supplies ready. I got 1 1/4 yards of 60" wide (STRETCHY) fabric, some thread and 1" wide elastic.
Now make your pattern. Since this is for a stretchy fabric, I subtracted 1" from the total measurements.
Follow the below steps:
Voila! Your very own pencil skirt!
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Born and raised in the Netherlands, I now work as a designer in NYC. I love trying new things, candy and the color orange. In this blog, I will post about things I've learned and things I love. Veel plezier!