When our good friends over at Simple Simon & Company were looking for makers for their Skirt-A-Thon, you can bet we jumped at the opportunity! Who wouldn’t want a simple knit pencil skirt or two in their wardrobe?
The Simple Knit Pencil Skirt Pattern by Simple Simon & Co. is the perfect pencil skirt pattern for a beginner to sew. It’s comprised of 2 quick and easy seams, a circle of elastic and the hem. And the more advanced seamstress will definitely appreciate how fast they can attain new skirts. Plural. Because that’s how fast it is to make this simple pencil skirt pattern! Plus there are instructions for sewing with knits, hemming, and measuring yourself. And the pattern is available in both PDF and paper form, so everyone will be happy. Super simple!
Besides how fast it is to sew this skirt, my favorite thing about it is the waistband. The pattern calls for 2” elastic, which makes it super comfortable. As an added benefit, it helps with that issue of my stomach muscles not being quite what they were before I had 8 kids. Ahem!!
I made the size small, and for my fellow tall sewing friends, I added 3.5” to the length. It hits right below the knee, which is perfect for fall. The pattern can be made in 6 sizes from XS to XXL.
The fabric of this Simple Knit Pencil Skirt is sweater knit we got at Hancock Fabrics when they were going out of business. If you want to recreate this look, you could try this quilted sweater knit.
There’s nothing quite like chunky textured sweater knit to make you want to bring on fall!
For fall, I styled the Simple Knit Pencil Skirt with leggings and boots. And a 3/4 length sleeve shirt. Since I’m 6” tall with eternally long arms, I have never bought or worn 3/4 length sleeves before because all RTW (ready to wear, or store bought) shirts have sleeves that length on me anyway. But recently I realized in fall and spring I usually push my sleeves up to just below the elbow. So I thought I’d try sewing a t-shirt with sleeves that length just for my fall wardrobe and see how it goes. For my tall sewing friends, the other adjustments I made were to add 1″ to the width of each shoulder, and 1″ to the length of the body. Plus my standard adjustment of raising the neckline by 1″ not because I’m tall, but because with 8 kids I bend up and down all. day. long!
This shirt is the Union St. Tee by Hey June Patterns. Here’s a close up of that v-neck, because while it’s not as easy to sew as a scoop neck, when it turns out perfect it’s totally worth it! And with the instructions in the Union St. Tee pattern, it always turns out perfect!
The fabric for my new fall t-shirt is (of course) soft as can be Art Gallery Soulful Jersey Knit Floral Universe Auburn Fabric. I figured if I was going to give 3/4 length sleeves a fair chance, I needed to use fabric I totally and completely loved! (And yes, you’ve seen this fabric before in the purple color way for Aria’s shirt.)
Now head over to Simple Simon and Co. to grab your Simple Knit Pencil Skirt Pattern, and see all the other pencil skirts in the Skirt-A-Thon!
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