The other day I posted my Bias printed circle skirt post – well there was a little bit of material left over from cutting the skirt, so I also cut a pencil skirt from the same fabric! This is pretty much exactly the same as the black and white pinstripe pencil skirt I posted earlier, but with a sewn-on elastic waistband, instead of a fold over elastic waist.
Like the pinstripe skirt, I did a twin needle hem on this skirt too. The twin needle looks like double top stitching from the right side, and a zig-zag on the reverse… which means the hem looks polished and professional, but still has a little stretch. (Which is important with this stretchy fabric and narrow hem.)
Sometimes when twin-needle stitching the threads can become a bit tangled. One way to alleviate this is to have the spools turn in opposite directions. I also used a twin needle specifically for knits, since this fabric seemed especially sensitive to the needle that I used (I originally started with a regular universal needle and it skipped a lot…)
The photo above shows the double line of topstitching on the right side of the skirt, while the reverse has the zig-zag stitch which will move better with the knit skirt than regular straight stitches.
I wore this with vintage-style t-strap 5″ heels, a tight sweater, and a pink & silver rhinestone & rondelle necklace.