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DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

Today I will show you how you can make a little bit of mesh all of your own. Here it is...

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt


You need:

  • A simple black mini skirt (either a stretch one or one with a zipper)
  • Some black cotton mesh fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Black thread
  • A needle (if hand sewing) or a sewing machine

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

How to:

1. Take your skirt and lay it out wrapped in the mesh fabric. Mine was the perfect width to go around twice but if yours isn’t, cut it to size.

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

2. Cut it to the appropriate length, leaving some at the top to fold over and ensuring it is pencil skirt length at the bottom. You may have to put the skirt on and play around to check the length, that’s all part of the process.

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

3. Align the seam of the mesh with the zip (be it the back or the side), or if there is no zip align it with the back for symmetry

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

4. Sew up the seam, leaving an opening for the zip if there is one or going all the way to the top for a skirt with no zip.

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

5. You should have a mesh layer (a ‘sock’ of sorts). You may want to allow for it to be little longer at the back (to cover the bum) and still be horizontal at the hemline (mine was at least).

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

6. Fold the top edge of the mesh over the waistband of your skirt and sew it down. Also sew the mesh on up the edges of the zip (making sure to leave the zip open for easy removal!) if your skirt has one.

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

Ta dah! This skirt looks just as good with wedge sneakers and a monotone bomber jacket as a pair of heels and red lipstick.


DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt