Pencil Me In

A few weeks ago I attended Just Jade Blog’s High Tea and this is what I wore to the event. I knew I wanted a simple but chic look so I whipped up this pencil skirt in 15 minutes and paired it with this transitional ribbed knit from Mr Price. I threw on my favourite Bronx Boots, my trusty leather jacket and this new Zara bag gifted to me in the spur of the moment by my hubby.

Pencil Me In
Pencil Me In
Pencil Me In
Pencil Me In

How to sew a pencil skirt:

  • I recommend using a two way stretch fabric because a 4 way stretch would stretch not only horizontally but vertically too running the risk of the skirt becoming longer than you had intended it to be.

What stitch to use and why:

  • I use a zig-zag stitch because I don’t have a overlocker/serger but certain home machines have stitches that resemble an overlocker.
  • A straight stitch will snap when the fabric is stretched but a zig-zag or overlocker stitch will stretch with the fabric.

Stretch Needle:
In sewing we use different needles for different fabrics. This allows us to penetrate the fabric without it bunching or snagging the fabric.

I hope you enjoyed this little info session on DIY sewing.

Ribbed Top – Mr Price / Skirt – DIY / Boots – Bronx Women Shoes / Bag – Zara / Earrings and Arm Chain – Tel Aviv

Photography by Camilo Jacobus


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