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Monday, October 8, 2012

Comfiest Tutorial

Skirt: me, Top: thrifted, Sweater: Vera Wang, Necklace: eBay, Belt: Anne Klein

There are certain things we wear because we look good in them, there are things we wear because they feel good, there are things we wear because they are trending, and there are things we wear because they are comfortable.  This tutorial fits all those categories.

The jersey knit pencil skirt has hit the fashion world by storm.  If you don't currently have one and would rather purchase one than follow this tutorial, here are some fabulous and inexpensive choices:

Jersey Knit Pencil Skirts

The skirt is really simple to make and if you have a sewing machine, this is a great project for beginners or avid sewers.  I promise you will be making them in every color after you wear it.

Materials Needed:
1/2-3/4 yard jersey knit fabric (depending on your size)
Matching thread

1.  Lay fabric out on flat surface doubled over so that you have 2 layers of fabric.
2.  Lay a skirt that fits you (however you like it to fit) on top of fabric.
3.  Cut along the edges of the skirt leaving about 1/2" seam allowance.
4.  It is not necessary, but if you would like a waistband on your skirt, you must cut a strip of fabric that is 4" wide by the measure of your waist including about 1/2" seam allowance. 
(Mine was 4" x 28")
5.  Pin right sides of skirt together.
6.  Using a zig zag stitch (or a serger) sew up each side of skirt. (*It is important to use a zig zag stitch because the fabric is expected to stretch and this stitch will allow that to happen.)
7.  If you made a waistband, iron the strip of fabric in half with right sides out so that it is thick.
Insert the waistband into the skirt (with skirt still turned inside out) and pin the raw edge of the waistband to the raw edge of the skirt.
7.  Using zig zag stitch, sew waistband to skirt. (I always turn it right side out at this point and try it on to make sure it fits okay.)
8.  Fold the bottom edge of skirt over twice and hem using straight stitch.  Iron the hem.

And here  you have it!

I don't wear pink often because of my ginger status, but I love the color so this is a fun way for me to incorporate it in my wardrobe without clashing against my freckled skin.

You can see the way I've styled my jersey knit pencil skirts here and here.



  1. Such a fan of the jersey pencil skirt – so versatile!

    Sea and Swank

  2. I love that skirt...I wish I knew how to sew.

    1. Just takes patience!! I love knit pencil skirts.

  3. I need to learn how to sew. Great tutorial! Coming over from Yolo Monday.

  4. you are SO freaking talented! if i ever get a sewing machine you are totes coming to my house to show me how to make one / use it. :)


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