Every July and August at Simple Simon and Company, we hold a charity event called Skirting the Issue. It is where we spend a month sewing skirts for girls in foster care to have a bit of handmade love just in time to go back to sew. I have been making knit skirts like crazy for a lot of the teen sizes that are much needed, and thought I would put up an easy knit pencil skirt tutorial to share with you today. I love to make these and have been living in them all summer for two reasons….they are a cinch to make and they are as comfortable as wearing yoga pants or pajama pants…but are a bit more acceptable in public 😉 Here is what you need to make one.
Here’s what you do: Fold your fabric in half. You should have a center fold line in your fabric. Measure you waist and divide that number by 4. Mark that as a horizontal waistline on your FOLDED knit fabric. Measure your hips and divide that number by 4. Mark that as a horizontal hip line onto your FOLDED fabric. Measure from your waist to your knees. Put that line (measuring vertically) down from the waistline like shown below.
Now you are ready to cut out your skirt front. Cut out one more for your skirt back. You should have 2 skirt pieces—1 front and 1 back both cut on the fold.
Now put your skirt on and admire your work!
We have lots more skirt tutorials over at Simple Simon and Company that are just as easy to make! Head HERE to see more. ~Elizabeth and Liz