The girls over at Simple Simon are having their skirting the issue series again. I LOVE this series and how in encourages the sewing community to help girls in foster care. In the past I have donated quite a few skirts to local foster care groups and I am working on a new stack to donate this year. I was happy to participate in their skirting the issue series with a free pattern for a knit pencil skirt for girls. The skirt pattern is for girls sizes 7-18 The skirt is a knit pencil skirt which is easy to make comfy to wear and works for dress up or casual wear. I paired it here with the Harmony top (pattern in my shop)
You will need:
- Free Knit Pencil Skirt Pattern (sewn with 3/8″ seam allowance)
- 3/4 Yard of knit fabric with at least 30% stretch.
- 1 Yard of 1″ non roll elastic (length found in pattern)
How to sew the knit pencil skirt:
- With right sides together, sew the front and back together at the sides. Finish seams if desired.
- Fold elastic so ends meet. Sew ends together to create a loop.
- Find and mark quarter points on the elastic (center front, center back and two sides) place elastic around the waist of the skirt along the wrong side. Match up the quarter marks on the elastic with the center front, center back and sides seams of the waist. Then sew the elastic to the waistline while stretching the elastic to fit.
- Flip the elastic down towards the inside of the skirt doing a double turn. Then sew along the bottom folded edge of the waist while stretching the elastic to fit.
- Hem the bottom edge of the skirt by folding the edge up 1″ and sewing the edge in place.So simple, then you are done and the skirt is ready to be worn. They are so quick and so easy you can whip up a bunch in no time. You can even make them from old tee shirts for a fun look. You can also use this pattern as a base for other skirts like this cool fringe skirtCheck out the rest of the Skirting the Issue series here: