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DIY Quick and Easy High Waisted Pencil Skirt

When it comes to skirts, high waisted pencil skirts are my absolute favorite.  They tend to be quick and easy when you’re in a wardrobe crunch and can be made in a matter of minutes.  I made this one using this silk jersey from Mood that feels so incredibly rich. Following the instructions below, I challenge you to whip your own up.
 
 
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Belt-DIY
Heels- Gucci
Shades:Ralph Lauren
Bracelet-YSL

Tools:
Stretch jersey/knit fabric approx
Thread
Tape measure
Yardstick
Rotary cutter or scissors

1. Measure your waist just below your belly button, divide that number in half and make note of that number (for curvier figures, add 1″ to that number).
2. Measure from your belly button down to where you want your skirt to end and add 1/2 inch-make note of that number.
3. Fold your fabric in half lengthwise and using your yardstick mark the above measurements on your fabric.  ex: waist 28 /2 14 +1 15″  by length 30 1/2″ and cut your fabric to those measurements.
3. Fold the fabric so the correct side of the fabric is touching each other and sew this side seam closed.
4. Once the seam is closed, lay your fabric flat with the seam on your left and starting at the top left, cut fabric at a diagonal removing only 1″ from the right side.

5.  For the waistband, measure the smallest part of your waist and divide the number- make note of that number.
6. Cut a piece of fabric, 7″ X your waist measurement.
7. Fold the fabric so the correct side of the fabric is touching each other and sew this waist side seam closed.
8. Lay the waistband flat at the top of the skirt edge and cut the bottom of the waistband at the angle that corresponds with the edge of the skirt.
9. Sew the waistband to the skirt
10. Fold the waistband over 3″ and hem.
11. Fold your skirt hem under 1/2″ and hem

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