Friday, April 13, 2012

My DIY No. 2 pencil skirt

As my discerning audience well knows, the pencil skirt is it right now.

J.Crew jumped on this trend with both ballet-flat covered feet. The No. 2 Pencil Skirt is synonymous with pencil skirt coolness, comes in every color of the rainbow and costs a whopping $130.

Mine has a real zipper, wasn't hard to do and cost less than $3.

The secret is thrift-store shopping with a very wide net when it comes to size.

Here's what I started off with - a size 16 skirt in a pleasing color.

I took in the sides and faked out the waistband.

And ended up with this.

And, just as J.Crew advertises, it's incredibly versatile.

Get the complete steps on how I altered my pencil skirt at

See 10 ways to wear a J.Crew pencil skirt via A J.Crew Aficionada.


  1. sarah, flourish design + styleApril 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    WOW! That's beyond fabulous!! x Sarah

  2. Cute! Makes me wish I could sew. :)

  3.'ve done it again. So clever.

  4. I thought the top pix was from one of the fashion go girl!

  5. Shut up! You need to do a step by step. For some reason I can sew slipcovers but cannot tailor to save my life. My only option would be eating cake until size 16 fit.

  6. There's a step by step at the link. But then again, cake works.