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!
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.
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.
- 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
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)!
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!
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.
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.
Now sew and press!
Sew a row of stretch lace to the waistband on both the top and bottom edges.
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.
Ta Da! Now dress it up or dress it down–either way you’re super comfy and looking all put together!
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.
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