Double-knit Pencil Skirt

In a bout of familial duty, I volunteered today to go on a road trip with my parents. The objective: Empty and clean the small caravan my parents have stored in Petworth, a couple of hours south of London. To understand what a sacrifice this is, you must have watched the film Little Miss Sunshine* (or as I like to call it – every family vacation we’ve ever taken). Luckily no disasters yet but plenty of bickering and back-seat driving (usually Dad’s behind the wheel). At least, these days I am in possession of an iPad and can escape for a few minutes to share one of my summer sewing projects – an easy to wear double-knit pencil skirt.

No zipper, BurdaStyle Jenny and a folded waistband. (Worn with my black silk sorbetto PJ top!)



  • lakaribane October 09, 2012

    This is a great color but I am intrigued. The skirt holds up on its own? Or do you have an elastic in the waist? Because the double-knit sounds super stretchy since you didn’t put in a zipper but doesn’t it, ipso facto, grow during the day? The waistband, I mean.

    • Lazy Stitching October 10, 2012

      The double-knit has moderate stretch but the folded waistband is sturdy enough that it doesn’t stretch out. Admittedly,I tend to pull it on over my head rather than stepping into it so I don’t stretch the waist over my hips! 😉

  • Sølvi October 09, 2012

    That´s a gorgeous color. Yum!

    • Lazy Stitching October 10, 2012

      Thanks hun

  • Gillian October 09, 2012

    Ooo, me likey! I made a double knit pull on skirt last year, and I love it… but the waist facings took some of the stretch out and now it’s a bit loose. I love your idea of a foldover yoga waistband – I think that would be a perfect solution!

    • Lazy Stitching October 10, 2012

      Yup – it works a treat 🙂

  • Ginger October 09, 2012

    Cute! This looks great on you! I love the idea of a double-knit pencil skirt– brilliant!

    • Lazy Stitching October 10, 2012

      Thank you 🙂

  • Annabel October 09, 2012

    It’s blooming gorgeous! That last picture is a stunner. I’ve got to start learning to sew knits.

    • Lazy Stitching October 10, 2012

      Thank you! The best thing about double-knit is that for the most part you can sew it like a woven (e.g. side seams, darts etc.) the only thing I zigzagged was the waistband.

  • Seraphinalina October 09, 2012

    Little Miss Sunshine is awesome. I should really rewatch that at some point, it seems to have come up in conversation 2-3 times in the past month.

    Love the skirt. I should think about using some double knit I have in my stash for a skirt.

    • Lazy Stitching October 10, 2012

      Do it – easy to sew and seriously comfortable, double-knit all the way!

  • Amanda October 09, 2012

    That’s a fabulous colour! I really like the ochre/black combination (and no one would know it’s a pj top!) Enjoy your holiday!

    • Lazy Stitching October 10, 2012

      Thanks hun!

  • sallie October 10, 2012

    lovely color! looks like a fantastic autumn skirt. And hehehe… family roadtrips are WAY FUN! 😉

  • Faye Lewis October 11, 2012

    Your knit pencil skirt fits right into my early fall sewing vision. Nice skirt!

  • Claire (aka Seemane) October 15, 2012

    Great skirt – and the use of double knit makes it easy to wear yet warmer for the cooler Autumn weather. Nice work m’dear! 🙂

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