Saturday, March 24, 2012

DIY Pencil Skirt: Start to Finish Tutorial w/ Video

NEW TUTORIAL 
remember this skirt?


I am so excited to share my latest tutorial for my pencil skirt! It's the fastest and easiest skirt to make, I promise. If you are a beginner or thinking of sewing your first project you can definatley try this one, there is only one seam to sew and I made the skirt start to finish in 15 min as you can see in the video ;-)
the video will help you follow along as you sew or you skip through it for a demonstration on a certain step.

Written instructions and Video Tutorial


81 comments:

  1. Ohh thank you... simple and easy... love it

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  2. So excited to try this....Thank you so much Mimi for the video tutorial!! #beginnersewer

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    1. Yay! so excited to see your finished skirt!!

      xoxo

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  3. Really nice and quick.

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  4. I would totally screw this up. I just know it. *sigh* Yall are always showing off. Humph. LOL!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this Mimi. So much easier than I expected. I will definitely try not sure if it will look as cute on me as you :-)

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  6. I love how easy this skirt is! Great instructions by the way. Will be making one today because I could use a break from this complicated project I'm working on. Thanks for sharing! This will be the easiest pencil skirt I make. ;)

    Also, I love your blog. It's so nice to find another person making her own fashionable clothes and so chicly sharing them. Following your blog. ;)

    You Like It? I Made It!
    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! sometimes we need a no brainer project :-)

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    2. Here's the link to my blog post on your DIY Pencil skirt! Yay! I'm excited to finally share my version of it! ;)

      http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/2012/06/bodycon-pencil-skirt.html

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  7. Huge shout out to you on my blog!!! I did a PR Review as well!!!!
    http://sewexcited.blogspot.com/2012/03/mimi-g-is-bomb-digity.html

    Love, Love, Love!!!

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  8. Mimi,I will be trying this tomorrow... This is supper easy.... tks :)

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    1. Hi Mimi....Dont be too harsh lol I'm still a newbie:)...Here is my Blog http://evylu.blogspot.com/....The first one is a close up of the skirt. The second link is the full body.

      http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd07b3127cceffe04bdfa53b00000030O00Aasm7Fk2ctWgPbz4Q/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


      http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd07b3127cceffe0ba13e51700000030O00Aasm7Fk2ctWgPbz4Q/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

      Thanks for the tutorial.

      Evoni V

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    2. You did soooooo good and it looks awesome!

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  9. MiMi, thank you so much for sharing your sewing knowledge! I appreciate your you!

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  10. Oh this is amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing it, will add the video to my faves!

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  11. Awesome awesome awesome! We really appreciate you. Thank you. ummm can up maybe do a tut on that green off shoulder top...

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    1. green off shoulder top? which one love?

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    2. Maybe it was blue...You did a top and a super cute dress (maybe that was green) One you self drafted. I think you put some gold buttons on the sleeve.

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  12. This is a very easy tutorial to follow. Thank you so much for taking the time to do it!

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  13. This is so awesome, thank you so much! I can't wait to try this, in a royal blue knit.

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  14. I love it!!! I am going to have to do this!! I've been wanting to get back into sewing so this is an easy and quick way to get my feet wet again!

    Thank you for sharing this!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thank you for this skirt tutorial. I'm looking forward to making these in many colors for the summer.

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  16. You look great as always! But ummm I still won't be able to do this. Really great tutorial though! lol

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  17. When you sew the center back seam, does it supposed to be a zig zag stitch?

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  18. Luv the skirt and the instructions that u gave r so easy. Thanks for sharing, it makes me feel like a non sewer like me can do it:)

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  19. Luv the skirt. Thanks for sharing, ur instructions make even a non-sewer like me feel like I can do it:)

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  20. Ah-May-Zing! Simple and Easy! Time to go try it! Thanks for this!

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  21. Mimi! God bless you I love that skirt!!!! I just happened to buy a beautiful coral colored double knit and was wracking my brain trying to figure out how to make a pencil skirt for work! Thank you! I'll send you a pic when it's done!!!!

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  22. Hi Mimi,
    I'm just now viewing your tutorial for the pencil skirt. As soon as I finish making prom dresses for my clients I will make about two of these skirts. They are sooo cute and it's easy. Thanks again.

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  23. Hi Mimi G.,
    I love your blog and your tutorials are fantastic. I, too, love sewing. I had a question. For this skirt, what kind of knit fabric did you use? I love your fabric choices. So chic. Looking forward to seeing more tutorials. Thanks.
    Jess

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  24. ^^Good question...what are some fabric recommendations?

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  25. Mimi this skirt looks awesome on you!!!! Would you recommend following the same directions for one who's wait and hip size very different... i.e. my waist is much smaller than my hips... Worried it may be too tight.... Thanks!!!!

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  26. Cute, I like how easy the tutorial is, what if you are a little out of shape is there a way you can make it a little less fitted?

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  27. I like tutorial, what if you want to make the skirt a little less fitted? I've done everything but I don't want it too fitted.

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  28. I am so motivated to make this skirt!!

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  29. Want to try this soon...how do I access the video....

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  30. Looking Great Mimi if you don't mind me asking how tall are you?

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  31. Hello!! I wanted to know what sewing machine are you using in this video?

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  32. Can this be a long skirt..

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  33. I absolutely love your blog! I was wondering also can this be a long skirt also?

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  34. Mimi, hi just found your tutorial. Thanks soooo much,Just love this skirt.
    I saw the pic , looks like you made a top for the pencil skirt. Can u show how u made it? I love the look!!!!! Thx Found u thru Vanessa's channel.:)

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  35. Very simple yet elegant thank you and thank you again for leaving $$$$ in my wallet lol

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  36. Mimi, where did you buy the stripped pencil skirt fabric from? Thanks

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    1. lowpricefabric.com under Knits and then Stripes

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  37. Thanks for your tutorial. I want to make one. I love your blog and thanks for making sewing clearer and easier. I have learned so much from your blog and videos.

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  38. Hello, I'm a beginner this seems easy enough to make, but I have a ? Can a pencil skirt be made to not fit snug around the hips and thighs.

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  39. yippeeeee , mimi I made the pencil skirt and it came out good hahahahaah I love it. im going to make my sister one. this will make nice Christmas gifts. wow this is really nice. it is so many people who need a basic skirt. and this one is it. quick. if I want to go out I can make this skirt in 15 minutes . and match it with a beautiful satin or silk top or a tank top or blouse. whatever. it came out nice. love your styles

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  40. Thank you for all your help.

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  41. This is totally doable. ;)
    I plan on trying over the weekend. Keep being the inspiration to both novice and experienced followers.

    We appreciate what you do MiMi!!
    Val

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  42. how would you put a lining? I found some awesome black knit with a leopard print made of gold sequins, but it is rather thin. How would you add a lining to this?

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  43. MiMi I am in the process of sewing this Pencil Skirt but have problems with the elastic.. I inserted the elastic on the back(Wrong) side of the fabric, As I sew, the stitch is showing up on the front fabric. Can you please let me know what am doing wrong?

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.