LACE UP SANDALS ℅ OF PAYLESS | SIMILAR WHITE TOP | DALMATIAN PRINT PENCIL SKIRT (MADE BY ME, SIMILAR SKIRT HERE AND HERE AND HERE) | CAMEL CASHMERE CARDIGAN | CROSSBODY BAG | SUNGLASSES | INITIAL NECKLACE
I tend to get on a color palette kick, and pair the same colors in a look together over and over for a few weeks. Recently I have been loving black, white, and cognac. I made this skirt months ago and have worn it on several occasions. I tended to just stick with black shoes with the skirt, but I found these great cognac lace up block heels at Payless and I love the look of them paired with the skirt. I grabbed this soft cognac cashmere cardigan and this fun tassel crossbody bag, and I love how the color combination turned out! The tassel on the bag mixed tie in nicely with the small tassel ties on the lace up sandals. I’m also excited about the price of these sandals! I’ve seen other pairs that are very similar but at a much higher price point.
Knit pencil skirts are one of my favorite things to make. They are so great to throw on when it is really hot outside and I can’t even think about trying to wear jeans. I have a step by step sewing tutorial on how to make this dalmatian print pencil skirt below! Just follow the jump for the instructions…
in partnership with Payless | photography by Kendra Maarse
- 1 ½ yards of thick stretchy knit material (I got mine downtown at the LA Fabric District)
- matching thread
Cut out 2 pencil skirt pattern pieces and 2 waistband pieces. Make sure the the stretch of your fabric runs across your skirt rather than up and down. I used an existing knit pencil skirt I had that fit me well in order to create my pattern piece. I filmed a free video tutorial on how to create your own pattern using an existing garment that you can view here. Cut out 2 waistband sections measuring 2″ wide.
Place your 2 skirt sections right sides together and serge or straight stitch down either side with a ½” seam allowance. Leave 5″ open on one of the sides for a slit if desired and fold either side back 1/2″ and stitch in place.
Fold the bottom of the skirt under (mine was 3/4″), serge if necessary, and stitch with single or double needle.
Place your waistband pieces right sides together and stitch up either side with a ½” seam allowance
Take your waistband and fold it in half all around. Fold over so that the r.s. faces out. With the waistband folded, it will now measure 1″ wide. Pin with the right sides facing out to the outside of the top of the skirt, with raw edges all matching up. Serge or zig zag stitch the raw edge side of your waistband all around the top of your skirt.