Nothing says feminine and Valentine’s day like some lace. This pencil skirt was a long time coming but actually was not too difficult to make, so I know you can whip one up in time for your date on Saturday! The best part is that lace doesn’t fray so you don’t need to hem the bottom or top! I always find that skirts are the easiest to make because they aren’t overly complicated but are such an outfit staple. Some of my other favorites that I have made in the past are the easy circle skirt, the eight panel skirt, and the wrap skirt I wrote about last week! Hope you guys enjoy :)
1. Cut out one piece of lace and one piece of lining. They will both be the same width (widest part of hip + seam allowance) but the lace should be about ten inches longer so that there is a sheer bottom.
2. Lay the lace over the lining, with both of their right sides facing down, and fold in half. Sew the back seam with a slight taper at the bottom so that it is a pencil shape and make sure to stop short so there is space for a slit.
3. Put in a zipper in the back seam and hem the slit and bottom of the lining. Like I said before, you won’t need to hem the lace. Once the zipper is in turn over the top of the skirt and sew down.
4. Now you will need to make darts on the top of the skirt for it to actually fit you. The easiest way that I find to do this is to turn the skirt inside out and zip it up. With pins handy, pinch the waistline in two evenly spaced spots in the front of the skirt and two in the back. Pin in place and sew.