Pencil skirts are quickly becoming one of my summer staples. I used to never wear them anywhere but to work or church, but lately I’ve realized that with a simple t-shirt, they’re perfect for lounging around the house, running errands, or transitioning easily to date night all while being super put together and comfortable.
So with some fabric that I’ve had laying around for a few years (from Hancock Fabrics), I threw together a super simple pencil skirt, and I plan to make a few more with all that new fabric I recently ordered.
1/2 or 3/4 yard of jersey knit fabric (more or less depending on your size)
Step 1. Using a pencil skirt that fits you, cut out the front and the back of the skirt. Add half an inch to each side of the skirt for your seam allowance.
Make sure the stretch of your fabric is going horizontally across your skirt, not vertically.
Step 2. With the right sides of the fabric together, sew up the sides of the skirt with a 1/2″ seam allowance, as seen below. Trim and zigzag or serge the raw edges, if desired (knits won’t fray, so it’s not necessary at all).
Step 3. Fold the waistband over twice and sew a straight stitch around the entire waistband along the lower edge, as seen below.
Turn right side out and press. It should look like this:
Step 4. Measure the hemline to your desired length, then fold over twice and sew along the lower edge with a straight stitch, just like the waistband.
It should look like this:
Press the hemline, and you’re done!
As always, comment or email me with any questions! Happy sewing!