I am the DIY Content Creator and Blogger behind the Semi Sweet Crafter blog. Semi Sweet Crafter is a DIY creative blog that celebrates building roots in a handmade/homemade lifestyle. 

Just Write Skirt

Just Write Skirt

I’m a PTA mom. That’s right, I’m THAT mom. I’m the “PTA board, fundraising chairmen, volunteering, teacher supporting, room mother, child education advocating” mom. And I’m proud as hell. I’m proud to be involved, with not only MY children’s education, but the education of ALL students within our school. I’m proud to be involved with a non-profit organization that provides funds, resources, programs, and services that maximize educational enrichment of every student within our school. Children need strong, encouraging, uplifting adults to help encourage them along the way.
“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”

When Katy first announced a testing call for this skirt, I immediately jumped on it! I NEEDED this skirt to pair with my PTA shirt for Back To School Night. I’ve never sewn quilt blocks before, but I gladly took on the challenge because this skirt is too cute to pass up!

Depending on the size you choose, your fabric requirements and panel count may be different than mine. For myself, I made the adult skirt in size large. It included 10 panels with 8 pieces in each panel, plus 2 other pieces used for the liner. That makes a total of 82 pieces. You may be thinking, “Mamma Mia! That is a LOT of pieces!” But let me just say that the most time consuming part of this project was cutting them out. I found the overall sewing part went by pretty quickly. It was almost therapeutic to sit and mindlessly sew a bunch of panels together. 

For materials I used both a poly-cotton blend and a 100% cotton fabric I found at Joanns.
Pencil Body- Symphony Broadcloth in Bright Yellow (1 yard)
Pencil Wood- Symphony Broadcloth in Eggshell (1/2 yard)
Pencil Lead and Ferrule- Country Classic in Grey (1/2 yard total)
Eraser- Quilter’s Showcase in Blender Orange (1/2 yard)
Point Accent, Accent Panels, and Liner- Symphony Broadcloth in Light Royal (2 1/2 yards)
I chose to buy extra fabric, instead of only what the pattern requires, so if I decided to make another small project, I would have some fabric on hand.

You could easily use these panels to make so many other projects, not just a skirt. You could make a wreath, wall hanging decor, zipper pouch, bag, bookmark, pocket for a shirt, towel, blanket, headband, etc. The list goes on!

My favorite part of this design is that the pencils travel all the way up the length of the skirt and the pencil panels go all the way around the width as well, making it a flawless design all the way around.  
This skirt also features hidden seams locked in between the two main layers of the skirt. Do you know what that means? This skirt is REVERSIBLE too!

The “Just Write Skirt” pattern is a FREE download on the Patterns For Pirates website. They also have a YouTube video tutorial with extra help on assembling the panels. Even if you haven’t used quilt blocks before like myself, you can still give this pattern a go! What are you waiting for?! Go make the cutest school skirt!

A word from the designer.
“A Back-to-school inspired woven pattern with pencil block panels. An easy-fit skirt featuring an A-line silhouette and elastic waistband. Drafter for sizes youth 2-Adult plus3X.”

Full disclosure: This project was sewn and created using a pattern from another designer. All opinions are 100% my own. You do not have permission to republish or distribute this blog post in any way. All content within Semi Sweet Crafter including patterns, images, graphs, designs, logos, written work, and all other information are copyrighted and you do not have permission to use. Instead, please share the link back to the original post. Thank You!

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