Who doesn’t love to showcase their best assets.
Ass, hips and powerful legs within a figure showing silhouette piece known as the pencil skirt. This is one of my favourite wardrobe essential since it’s versatile of course.
Happy to say this is my very first DIY by me Black Pencil Skirt. Honestly, I am quite pleased with the result of it.
Who knew doing or trying something new can be so fun. Actually, I recently found that out with this project and trust me when I say I can now cross this off my list #GOALS.
Now, this is super easy all you need is a pattern block and your creations are infinite. It’s around 30 – 45 minutes, less if you’re a pro to complete.
Things to have
- A Skirt pattern block
- None stretch Fabric about 1 yard
- Matching thread
- Sewing Machine
- Pins for pin the fabric
- Cut out a front and back piece only add an extra 1 inch on all sides of a pencil skirt if the pattern does not include seam allowance.
- Then zigzag along the edge of the cut fabric pieces (i forget to do this). So the ends don’t unrivaled or to give a clean and neat appearance.
- Cut out a 2-4 inch waistband that fits comfortably around your waist.
- Transfer the darts to the fabric with either a chalk or using your cushion pin to guide you then sew
- Next, pin the invisible zipper to the back opening of the skirt and sew
- Pin the fabric together and sew the front and back pieces together along two sides.
- Press the seam flat with an iron and the darts.
- Fold the waistband piece into half and iron for a 1 inch or 2 inches waistband.
- Attach your waistband to the skirt along the top edge.
- Top stitch the zipper section for a quality finish look.
- Top stitch the waistband to give a professional look.
- Create a button-hole and sew on the button
- Hem the bottom of the skirt.
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