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DIY Fitted Pencil Skirt

I have a super duper easy DIY for ya today.  It’s a cute, fitted pencil skirt.  It will take seriously 20 minutes of your time.  You’re welcome.

Take the material of your choice and fold it in half.  I wanted 30 inches from waist to below my knees length wise, so I made sure I measured that.  Then I measured my waist, hips, booty and cut those measurements in 1/4.  There was a little bit of a curve from the small booty that I do have, as you can see.  However, I cut it a little wide and had to take some in.

I actually tried on the skirt with the pins in it and repinned certain areas that needed to be tighter.  It was a lot staighter of a line than I thought… :( #needmorecurves  Then you sew up either side, add an elastic waistband at the top like the DIY maxi dress I did a while back, and voila, you’re done!  Didn’t I say it was easy?

I actually just had the urge to have a colored skirt, then I saw a picture on Instagram of a girl wearing a long, pencil skirt and I knew I needed one! I am happy with the way it turned out and already and thinking through what my next one’s gonna look like! I am loving this sewing thing!

I paired it with a big poofy top knot and my Walmart Beatles tank, which I love by the way.  That reminds me, I love the Beatles and grew up listening to them.  However they seem to have never quite made it to the Bahamas and my husband seems to think Michael Jackson was a bigger super star than the Beatles.  What do you think, MJ or the Beatles?

My vote’s with the Beatles. Obviously.

Natalia

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Natalia is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don't have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn to embrace her own beauty.
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31 Responses to DIY Fitted Pencil Skirt

  1. the domestic fringe September 3, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    You did a great job! Love the color. I have an a cotton a-line skirt that’s too big. I’m thinking of altering it into a pencil skirt. We’ll see. Most likely it will end up in the trash.
    ~FringeGirl

    • Natalia September 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      That’s an excellent idea, it would probably be pretty easy too!

  2. irene wibowo September 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    that’s a great idea.. will try.. :)
    Irene Wibowo

    • Natalia September 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      Thank yoU! It’s easy, you should!

  3. cassidy September 4, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    LOVE how it turned out! Love your whole outfit too.

    • Natalia September 4, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Thank you! I love this tank even though I am pretty certain I bought it in the kids section… oh well!

  4. Dawnelle Sarlo September 4, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Love this skirt!! The length and color are fabulous! Found you via Sugar Bee link party… thanks for sharing!

    • Natalia September 4, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Gina @ Oaxacaborn September 4, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    Gotta side with Lavar on this one…;) MJ all the way!!

    Cute skirt!

    • Natalia September 4, 2012 at 9:42 am #

      No way dude! Beatles ruled the world when they were together! I mean, I love me some MJ too, but Beatles were bigger. This is an ongoing conversation in our house… haha!

  6. Carissa September 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Where did you find such a fantastic colored fabric? what type of knit is it? I seriously need to make me one! I came over from HOH and I’m excited to see more of your projects.

    • Natalia September 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      I got it an Joanns and I don’t know what kind of material it is… it’s a little stretchy but not a knit. I will have to check, sorry!

  7. Jessi @ Practically Functional September 7, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    I love it! That color is great, and it looks pretty simple to make. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  8. Rachelle Smith September 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    This is great!  I’ve been trying to get some new skirts made for myself & my girls & this would be a super simple, fun one.  Thanks for sharing (here from the Under the Table Link Party).

    Rachelle

    • Natalia September 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

      Oh ya, you will love it, it isn’t that hard at all. I have been making quite a few, it’s so fun!

  9. Ariel E September 10, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    I popped over from Sew Chatty. Cute skirt! Love the outfit pairing.

    • Natalia September 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Thank you! It was a fun one to make!

  10. Kimmie September 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    I have featured this for What I Whipped Up Wednesday tonight! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! xoxox

    • Natalia September 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

      Thank you! I feeling so honored you liked it! Thanks for the feature, shared on Facebook!

  11. Alisha September 12, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    I love how this came out!!  Great job!! Stopping by from Sew Can Do’s linky party.

    Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/09/another-fur-baby-coat.html

    • Natalia September 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      thank you! And thank you for stopping by!

  12. JB September 20, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    Love this! Definitely a must try :]

    • Natalia September 20, 2012 at 8:51 am #

      Yes! It was easy and I love the skirt, it’s so comfy and cute!

      • JB September 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

        Well I’ve picked out some material, I’m for sure going to make this sometime in the next week or two :]

        • Natalia September 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

          Oh good, I hope you like it!

  13. meg/brassyapple February 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Thanks for linking up to I Spy refashion this month! I’ve given your FB page a shoutout! :) Love the COLOR! and it’s looks super comfy yet chic!

    • Natalia February 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      Thank you for the shout out! The color was actually just some material I had on hand, but it worked! Love your link up!

  14. Caroline February 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    So cute!! Such an easy tutorial and the skirt looks amazing!
    xo Caroline lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

    • Natalia February 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

      It really was soooo easy! Hope you get to give it a try!

  15. Amaani March 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    Hi
    Love this idea! Only question is what fabric did you use for this. I really need to know the name of this stretchy fabric! Thanks

    • Natalia April 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

      You know what, I don’t know what I used! It was a stretchy orange fabric that I found in the sale isle at JoAnn’s! Sorry I’m of no help! But I would just look for a stretchy thick fabric. Good luck!

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