Knit Pencil Skirt Project
Making your own garment can be quite intimidating at times, but the result is definitely very rewarding. Being able to choose your own fabric, color, style and more importantly using your own measurements really worth all the effort. Thus today I am excited to share this simple yet beautiful knit pencil skirt project.
What I love about this pencil skirt is the lovely close fitted silhouette that is flattering in most body type, also the comfort in wearing it (thanks to the yoga pants style waistband). The pattern is relatively simple to make with no complex math or shaping required.
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what you need to make the knit pencil skirt
~1/2 - 1yard (depending on your size) of medium/heavy weight jersey knit fabric with at least 5% spandex and good recovery
*make sure that your fabric isn't see through
~Paper to draw your pattern (at least 2" wider than your 1/4 hips measurement, and 3" longer than your waist-knee measurement.
~Knit Stay tape this will make hemming knit fabric much easier
Clear Rectangle Ruler
Curve ruler (optional but recommended)
Pencil to draw your pattern
Jersey or Ballpoint or Stretch needle https://amzn.to/3FNNKNH
Fabric Scissors or rotary cutter
Regular scissors to cut your pattern
Pattern weights (optional but recommended)
Sewing machine that has zig zag stitch feature
Basic sewing notions
How To make knit pencil Skirt
• Take your measurements
Take the following measurements and write them down on a piece of paper :
-Waist to hip distance
- Waist to knee distance
• Do the math
For the Skirt
- Your Waist measurement : 4
- Your Hips measurement : 4
- Your waist-knee measurement + 1/2" (1.2cm) seam allowance
For the Waistband
- Imperial with inches
(Your waist measurement x 0.8) + 0.75 : 2
*round up or down your decimal to the closest familiar fraction
- Metric with cm
(Your waist measurement x 0.8) + 2 : 2
Waistband Width : 7 1/2" (19cm)
• Draft the skirt pattern
• Draft the waistband pattern
• Cut The Pattern Pieces
• Attach the waistband
• Hem The Skirt
Hello my creative friends!!
As the weather gets warmer, why not treat yourselves a new skirt.
This linen skirt is not only adorable, it is also comfortable, and very easy to sew.
I added some sashiko style hand embroidery (literally simple vertical lines running stitches).
We are going to use elastic for the waistband, and add some in seam pockets on both sides, this will come very handy, to keep your cellphone or keys.
DOWNLOAD THE POCKET TEMPLATE :
To start off you're going to take the following measurement :
1. Waist circumference
2. Hips circumference
3. Length from your waist to your knee (or wherever you want your skirt to fall)
Then you will need to cut two rectangles with the following formula :
I uploaded the full tutorial on constructing this skirt from start to finish on my Youtube channel.
Check that out below
A line skirt is one of the most flattering skirt silhouette for pretty much every body type. This is one of the fashion staple that you should have at least one in your closet.
This skirt is made out of jersey knit fabric, and the waistband is the foldover waistband that simply makes this skirt extremely comfortable. The pattern of this skirt was made out of my existing skirt, hence in this tutorial you will also learn a little bit about pattern making/manipulation
The full video tutorial is available on my Youtube channel, and you may also watch it below.
At Least 2 yards of Jersey Knit fabric
Swedish tracing paper
Styling (curved) ruler
Jersey sewing needle
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DIY Women Pullover tutorial using fleece fabric | With Alabama Chanin style handstitched applique
Hello my creative friends!
In this tutorial, we are going to make a pullover/ sweatshirt using the oh so warm and cozy fleece fabric. The pattern that you are going to use will be from your existing one, so if you have one that you truly love, but started to wear out, simply pull that out, I am going to show how you can make a sewing pattern out of it.
Anti pill fleece fabric at least 2 yards
Scrap of jersey knit fabric
Swedish tracing paper
Embroidery needle/ hand sewing needle
Stretch sewing machine needle
I have uploaded the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel below :
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