White Lace Pencil Skirt

I have wanted a white lace skirt for several years now. They were all over fashion blogger’s websites awhile back and I kept pinning them to my “sewing inspiration” Pintrest board. After swatching several white laces I finally settled on this beautiful white re-embroidered lace from Mood Fabrics. It had the textural qualities I was looking for as well as the large scalloped edges. For the underlining and lining I used a soft taupe silk crepe de chine, also from Mood.


The pattern is my TNT straight skirt pattern, McCall’s 3830, which I have made numerous times. In order to have an uninterrupted scalloped hemline I had to peg the skirt slightly, making it more of a pencil shape then a straight skirt. I used the exact same sewing techniques for this skirt as I did my green lace skirt, so you can visit that post if you want more information. (Also I can’t get this skirt over my dressform’s hips for any nice interior pictures.)


For this skirt I opted to use some white Petersham grosgrain ribbon for the waistband. This is an easy method for making a waistband that doesn’t need any handstitching along the inside. I have done this once before for yet another lace skirt, and was quite pleased with the outcome.


I was careful when cutting out the lace to match the motifs along the center back seam. I tried my best to match them along the side seams as well, but because of the pegged hem there is some slight twinning there. You have to really squint to see it though, so it doesn’t bother me. I’ll bet you didn’t even notice it until I pointed it out, right?


Other then the extra care that goes into sewing with slippery silk fabrics, this was an easy garment to stitch up. I think I have enough lace skirts in my closet now. 😉



  • Mary Beth
    January 8, 2015

    Oh no, two lace skirts is not enough. I think a red one would be a great addition to the wardrobe. But if you’re going to stick with two, I think the white lace version is elegant and I prefer that over the green version.

    • Oh I was just kidding. I have the black & white one, the green one, and now the white one. But I really only wear the black & white one during the summer. Its lining is cotton and sticks to tights.

  • Sallieoh
    January 8, 2015

    So lovely and elegant! You matched the lace perfectly.

  • Fiona
    January 8, 2015

    You have done an amazing job at matching the lace! I wouldn’t even know where to start! Beautiful

  • Lori
    January 8, 2015

    Your skirt is so beautiful, fabulous job.

  • Chio
    January 9, 2015

    Beautiful!!! I love it , good work…

  • Leith
    January 12, 2015

    I love your attention to detail. Beautiful skirt.

  • Mary
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  • Peter
    January 15, 2015

    I love the scalloped hem on this — great job, Amanda!

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    January 25, 2015

    So elegant and I love it paired with the denim shirt – perfect!