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5 simple steps to flowy & pretty
I love a good high-low hemline, which is strange considering it's basically the mullet of skirts (short in front and longer in the back). I had found an almost-cool skirt at a thrift store (it had a pretty pattern and pockets, but was also an awkward mid-calf length), so I decided to transform it into a trendy, flowy, and downright pretty fishtail style.

*Please note: I made this tutorial after I made the skirt, so please bear with the fact that I used my finished skirt as the example in the steps below. (Just pretend the skirt wasn't already cut & sewn, and we'll be just fine).

Posted by bittyandbunny from Lincoln Park, Michigan, United States • Published See bittyandbunny's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a pencil skirt. Diy Fishtail Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies, and put your skirt on to determine where you want the shortest part to fall. Mark this spot with your chalk.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Diy Fishtail Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn the skirt inside out (in case your chalk doesn't wash out, it won't be visible), and fold it in half down the middle.

    Important --> fold in half down the middle of the skirt - as if you want to make a crease down the center of the front & back of the skirt. (You'll know you've done it right when the tag in the back of the skirt is folded in half).

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Diy Fishtail Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using your chalk, draw a line on the fabric where you will cut it. You want the line to be straight in front, and to taper down on the sides. Then take a deep breath, and cut the fabric.

    Optional: you may want to draw it out on something like a paper bag first, then cut it and use it as a pattern like I did.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Diy Fishtail Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Try the skirt on to make sure it's the correct length. When it's perfect, fold & iron the hem (folding twice if the fabric is prone to fraying, as this will hide it when it does), & pin it down.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Diy Fishtail Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the hem either by hand or with a machine.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Diy Fishtail Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then pop that puppy on and admire the coolness that is you.

    And don't forget to give yourself props for doing such a kick ass job.

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