Lovely Lace Knit Pencil Skirt

Sometimes us ladies just need a moment to ourselves and read a good book, take a walk or get dressed up in our cutest clothes and look smokin’ hot! Whether you are a mama, sister, aunt or friend sometimes it just feels amazing to get dressed up in some cute duds and go hang out! Well…today, we have a super SUPER cute skirt to add to your closet that will make you feel lovely every time you wear it! Slip this comfy yet stunning skirt on and hit the town with family, friends or your hottie!! Lisa from Mabey She Made It is sharing this knit pencil skirt that is cozy and gooorrrgggeous!! Enjoy!

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Hi there! I’m Lisa from Mabey She Made It, and I’m here today to show you how to make a really fabulous lace pencil skirt that stretches so it’s super comfy and it’s easy to get a great silhouette.

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If you’re like me, you love the fanciness of lace, but the comfort of knit. And while you may not think about the two going together, when you use the fabulous stretch lace from The Ribbon Retreat paired with a quality knit, it’s the perfect pairing for both style and comfort.

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So let’s get started! You’ll need:

  • 1 yard knit
  • 3-10 yards 2″ stretch lace (depending on your size and how many rows of lace you choose–I used about 3 yards for this skirt)
  • A pencil skirt to trace (or a pattern)
  • Sewing supplies

Instructions:

Take your knit and (after washing it) fold your fabric in half.

Lay your pencil skirt on top of the folded fabric so the direction of greatest stretch goes across your skirt/body (instead of up and down). Now cut around the skirt so you have 2 identical panels. If your skirt is from a woven fabric (like mine) you won’t need to include a seam allowance. If your skirt is knit, leave about 1/2″ around the edge of your skirt so you can sew it up and not lose any width. Either way, you won’t need to worry about adding length for a hem–we aren’t going to have one (hurray)!

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Cut two waistband pieces that are about 1″ shorter than the width of the skirt at the top and about 4-1/2″ tall. Now we’re ready to sew!

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Start by sewing a row of stretch lace to the bottom of one skirt panel so most of the lace is below the edge of the knit.

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Sew additional rows of lace to the skirt as desired until you like how it looks. I did three rows, and only sewed the top edge of the lace to the skirt. Now repeat for the other panel, making sure your rows of lace will align with the other panel.

Fold and press one waistband piece in half, then pin it to the top of your skirt with the raw edges aligned, stretching the waistband piece slightly so the ends meet up.

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Now sew and press!

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Sew a row of stretch lace to the waistband on both the top and bottom edges.

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Repeat steps above for making the front panel to make the back panel.

Now you’re ready to sew your skirt together! Pin your skirt sides together making sure the rows of lace align, then sew and press.

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Ta Da! Now dress it up or dress it down–either way you’re super comfy and looking all put together!

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This pencil skirt is truly lovely, and I love that it is knit. This skirt will be perfect for a summer outing or a winter wonderland excursion. Wherever you wear this little beauty, be comfy and cozy while making a fashion statement at the same time! Who doesn’t love that?

Thank you Lisa for sharing this fun skirt! It is so pretty, and I can’t wait to add it to my closet. For more awesome projects from this sweet lady, make sure to stop by her creative blog Mabey She Made It.

Skirts are a must for every ladies’ wardrobe. Here are a couple more that you will for sure want to add to yours…

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Are you a skirt fan? What is your favorite type of skirt? Maxi, pencil, or something totally different?

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20 Comments

  1. Posted July 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow, that’s gorgeous! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-lace-trimmed-pencil-skirt/2014/07/28/
    –Anne

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      Posted July 28, 2014 at 6:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Anne! Thank you so much for your sweet compliment. This skirt is awesome, so easy and so stunning! Thank you for adding us in your tutorial and for linking back to us as well. Have a great day Anne and thank you again! Michelle :)

  2. Posted July 29, 2014 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Michelle! And what a fun surprise to see it on Craft Gossip this morning. :) You’re fabulous!

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Lisa! Yay!!! You are so welcome! Thank you for sharing your awesome tutorial with us! We ALL loved it!!! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  3. Posted July 29, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Darling skirt! I love the three rows of lace! Thanks for such an easy tutorial too. :)

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:25 am | Permalink

      Hi Jillene! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love this skirt too and how comfy yet stunning it is! Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  4. Posted July 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Those stripes are the cutest!

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:26 am | Permalink

      Hi Steph! Thank you so much! Isn’t this skirt awesome?!? I love it!!! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle :)

  5. Posted July 29, 2014 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Oh goodness, Lisa! This is GORGEOUS. You’re gorgeous. When I work up the courage to sew with knits, this one is on my list!

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:26 am | Permalink

      Hi Cori! Thank you so much for your comment! Isn’t Lisa awesome! This skirt is incredible, and I love how classic and cozy it is! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  6. Posted July 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    This looks so cute and easy. I love it and am pinning it for later!

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:31 am | Permalink

      Hi Gretchen! Awesome! Thank you so much! Isn’t this skirt the best and so flattering too. I love the knit and lace combination! Thank you again for your comment and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  7. Posted July 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Too cute and so simple. Thank you for the tutorial.

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:32 am | Permalink

      Hi Tracey! Thank you so much! Isn’t this skirt awesome?!? I can’t wait to try one out for myself! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle :)

  8. Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous skirt, Lisa, and it looks fabulous on you. And I love how you can dress it up or dress it down. You did a wonderful job.

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Atta Girl Amy! Thank you so much! Lisa is so awesome and this skirt is incredible. I also love that you can dress it up and dress it down and still have it look fabulous! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle :)

  9. Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I love this! I love all her tutorials that she does. She makes everything so easy to follow.

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      Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Lindsay!!! Thank you and 100% ditto! I love Lisa! She is awesome!!! Thank you and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  10. Posted November 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    so amazing!!LOVE IT!!

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      Posted November 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

      Hi 58eveingdress! Thank you so much! I am so glad you love this gorgeous skirt! It is such a beautiful combination of lace and knit! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle :)

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