DIY Colorblock Pencil Skirt: A Re-Fashion

Colorblock pencil skirt
Wow, I sort of miss being pregnant! I think I was about 6 months or so, here.

This dress was one of my first projects and it is from Mimi G’s Off the Shoulder Dress tutorial. I was so proud of myself! The fabric are knits from Joann’s.

Well, thankfully, I couldn’t fit that dress anymore and didn’t want to be bothered altering that off-the shoulder neckline, so I went with a quick brainless refashion.

In less than an hour, I turned this dress into a pencil skirt.

I simply measured from my waist to below my knee and added half an inch. I cut that amount from the dress.

I tried it on inside out and pinned where I needed  to take it in. I basted my new side seams and serged after confirming it fit.

I cut a 3″ waistband and attached it to the top of the skirt. I should have interfaced it, but I didn’t.

Voila! I’ve got a “new” color-blocked pencil skirt!

colorblock pencil skirt diy


Do you have a dress that’s too big, but you love the fabric? Try this re-fashion!



PS – I know, I know, I didn’t take pictures of the process. Bad, blogger! I’ll do better next time!

Author: Style Sew Me

Eryn is the creator of Style Sew Me, a DIY fashion blog that teaches women how to take control of her personal style by sewing a stylish and affordable wardrobe.

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