Classy Elegance: 13 DIY Pencil Skirts That Compliment Your Shape

Pencil skirts are one of the most elegant pieces in your closet. They will define your outfit with its tight design and professional look. If you want to style an outfit that radiates confidence and glamour, a pencil skirt should definitely be on the list. You don’t need to spend a fortune on dresses now – all you need to do is check out these 13 DIY pencil skirtsand see how you can make them yourself!


1. Upcycled Shirt Pencil Skirt

Had someone told us that an old and useless shirt could become a lovely pencil skirt we probably wouldn’t have believed them, but once we stumbled upon Cotton + Curls the idea didn’t seem so radical anymore! This is a great summer outfit and something to keep in mind the next time you want to get rid of a shirt!

2. T-Shirt Pencil Skirt

Not just a regular shirt, even a T-shirt can be turned into a pencil skirt. That’s awesome news for you if you’re hesitant to spend a lot of money on fabric or if you have a T-shirt whose pattern you really like. Larissa Another Day will show you how to turn it into a charming pencil skirt!

3. Stretch Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts are usually super tight which can be off-putting to those who prefer stretchy clothing and crave the freedom of moving around during the day. Envato Tuts+ came up with a compromise and created a beautiful stretch pencil skirt that brings you the elegance of the skirt and the comfort of a stretchy garment.

4. 10 Minute Pencil Skirt

You have an important business meeting in 30 minutes, you’re already running late and you have nothing to wear. Destination Nursery will help you solve this crisis with a pencil skirt that can be made in only 10 minutes. You could definitely call this one a life saver!

5. Striped Pencil Skirt


When you find yourself wondering what to wear to an event, however fancy or casual it is, stripes are always a good idea. The striped pencil skirt by Mimi G Style has a dynamic look that brings the tight skirt to life, but the black and white style makes sure your outfit still feels elegant.

6. Stretch Knit Pencil Skirt

Emphasizing your shape, a pencil skirt will truly compliment your body type and match any piece you choose to pair it with. You can go for an elegant shirt or a funky tank top, the pencil skirt will balance it all. Check in with eHow to see how you can make your own!

7. Chic Pencil Skirt


The choice of fabric for your pencil skirt is obviously the most important decision of the process. It will define your pencil skirt more than anything else, so you’ll want to go for a fabric that looks chic, trendy and modern! We love the choice that Made Everyday has made!

8. Mesh Pencil Skirt

Adding mesh to your outfit will mark you as fashionable and your daring style is quickly going to become the main talk of the town! This black mesh pencil skirt looks like it was made by a high-fashion designer, but the only designer you need to consult with is A Pair & A Spare.

9. Animal Print Pencil Skirt


Most pencil skirts end at the knee, but Cotton + Curls decided to make their animal print pencil skirt a little bit longer! It ends well below the knee, the extra length giving you a taller and more noticeable look. The timeless animal print assures this skirt will never be passé!

10. Pencil Skirt with Pockets

One thing that bothers women a lot is that our clothes in general don’t come with many pockets. A pencil skirt is elegant indeed, but there’s no denying it could use a pocket or two. We could do with a little bit of storage even on our fanciest days! Visit Melly Sews to see how a pencil skirt with pockets is made!

11. Pencil Skirt with Peplum Hem

If you’re going to an important celebration or an event that demands you look your absolute best, a long and graceful pencil skirt is the perfect choice. The Little Studio will teach you how to make one with a peplum hem that will give your classy outfit just a hint of playfulness!

12. Lace Pencil Skirt

Lace is tender and romantic, a splendid choice of fabric for a pencil skirt that you plan to wear for a date night or anniversary dinner with your chosen soul. Opt for a lace in a rosy pink color to further appeal to the romantic ambiance and seek the tutorial at A Pair & A Spare for a charming lace pencil skirt!

13. Patterned Pencil Skirt

If you love the design of a pencil skirt but prefer to wear it in a casual manner rather than a fancy one, Mother’s Niche has the perfect pencil skirt tutorial for you. Pick a bright and patterned fabric that reflects your colorful spirit and sew yourself a skirt that will accompany you on many daily adventures!