Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY Sew: Striped Pencil Skirt

Here's a more detailed version on how to make the knit mini:

1 yd knit fabric
Matching thread
Sewing machine
measuring tape

With good sides of fabric touching I traced an old pencil skirt

The measurements ended up being 18" wide by 19" tall; in order to achieve the waist I measured two inches in on each side of the width and marked, from there I measured 9 1/2" down and marked, using a ruler I matched the dots. Then pin and cut

Fold down the top 1 1/2 inches on both pieces of fabric, pin and sew using a zigzag stitch

create darts to the back piece of fabric only; to do this measure the waist band, and cut the measurement in half, measure this out and mark (this should be the exact middle); next measure 2 1/2" from the center on each side and mark, from here measure another 1" and mark; next in the middle of your inch mark and measure down 5 1/2" down, mark; connect the dots

pin the darts

sew with a straight stitch

pin and sew up the sides

hem to desired length, by folding up and pinning

The skirt in action!

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