The Peggy Pencil – A Ladies Knit Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern

(36 customer reviews)

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  • An elegant and sleek pencil skirt
  • Knit fabrics only (not suitable for wovens)
  • Pull on style with no zips, buttons, or fastenings
  • Offers two different fits: bodycon or more traditional pencil
  • Three different length options: mini, knee, and midi
  • Walking vent or regular back seam
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Ladies sizes XXS – 5XL
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Sexy, sleek, elegant, flattering, AND comfortable, Peggy is a simple ladies knit pencil skirt pattern designed specifically with knit fabrics in mind.

Three different length options (mini, knee, and midi), two different fit options (bodycon and traditional pencil skirt) a walking vent or regular back seam, no zips or other fastenings, and an over-the-hips pull on fit result in a quick and easy sew.

Peggy can be dressed down with a favourite tee, sneakers and a jacket (give Kingston a go). Or dressed up with heels, and a more formal top (think Brielle) for the office or a smarter event such as a wedding. Layered over tights and boots, she’ll look incredible in winter! Her tapered side seams are flattering and create that slim, long-line look.

This sewing pattern is perfect for beginner sewistas. A slight negative ease encourages the finished product to stay put, even with a bit of stretching.

NOTE – If you’ve already got our Dreamy Drape Add On, this uses the same simple construction and has similar drafting, but it’s much slimmer fitting. The tapered side seams give it a newer tailored and sexy, sleek look!

This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

This pattern is suitable for stretch knits only. It is not suitable for wovens. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.

Reviews (36)

36 reviews for The Peggy Pencil – A Ladies Knit Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern

  1. Leanne Miller

    A super fun skirt, super quick, great for new beginners to knit fabrics. Stylish and elegant for formal or casual occasions. Quite flattering for all body shape, elongates the body.

  2. Nadine Simard

    This was a really quick sew and the fit was perfect. I see a few more in the near future.

  3. Jennifer Vincilione

    The Peggy is a easy and fast Sew! Plus you get 2 options! Nothing like a sexy body con skirt for a date night.

  4. Lim Boon Kuan

    Straighforward! A quick sew.

  5. Hannah Goulter

    Easy skirt to sew, definitely a staple In the wardrobe. I especially loved the darts at the back which really helped shape (not usual in knit pattern pencil skirts). Love it!

  6. Jennifer Lichak

    Oh my goodness! You need the Peggy Pencil skirt. This is a super fast but so very well thought out skirt. With darting in the back to help your assets look their best, a walking vent to help keep you moving and a yoga waist band for maximum comfort. With 3 lengths to choose from this skirt can be for a nice evening out, doing mom errands and even the work place!

  7. Jennie Lindstrom

    I love the Peggy pencil skirt pattern. This is a quick sew, with a beautiful result!

  8. Kayla Kissane

    At first I was skeptical about adding back darts to a knit item, but this is the best fitting knit skirt I have ever made. I contribute part of that to the back darts πŸ™‚ Quick and easy make with very clear instructions. The Peggy skirt will be one of your best fitting knit pencil skirts. Oh….and no zippers πŸ˜€

  9. Kelly Stokes

    “This was such a quick and easy sew! Would be a great one to learn about using an overlocker/serger as most of it can be done on that machine.
    So comfortable and is perfect for the office. This was such a quick and easy sew! Would be a great one to learn about using an overlocker/serger as most of it can be done on that machine.
    So comfortable and is perfect for the office. I did make one for my 8yo daughter who measured as an xs, fits her perfectly. “

  10. Layni Van Hyning

    This was my first time ever doing a pleat and it was so quick and easy I couldn’t believe it! I love how clear the instructions are and how quick this sew was! I will definitely be making more.

  11. Shelby Chubb

    Very easy, quick and satisfying sew! This would be a great confidence builder for a new sewist, or anyone new to knits. Incredibly comfortable and looks so professional. My husband thought it was ready made! Great staple for any wardrobe. I can see reaching for this again and again.

  12. Beth Partain

    I really liked this pattern and plan on making some more.

  13. Kelsey Cushing

    Good fit and flattering pattern. Directions we’re clear and understandable and you’ve converted me to loving pencil skirts!

  14. Gabz Jefferson

    This pattern is such an easy to make and quick to sew. The instruction is so clear, the pattern pieces are perfect and so fast to sew together. I am super pleased. It is a flattering skirt.

  15. Emily Yearwood-Lre

    The pattern was really simple to follow and clearly explained. Love that I can print just one size. Also appreciated the fabric selection guidelines. I finished the skirt two weeks ago and have worn it three times already. I had no idea I needed pencil skirts in my life but I do!

  16. Adriana Benitez

    I loved making this skirt! Rebecca Page’s Peggy pencil skirt was an easy, quick sew with clear, easy to follow instructions. All skill levels, including beginner, can make this flattering pencil skirt. I have already re-added this pattern to my sewing to-do list.

  17. Aradria Csercsevtis

    This was a fast sew and would be great for a beginner. I loved that I didn’t need to alter the pattern in any way it was a perfect fit for my figure.

  18. Nicole Librojo

    I love the fit of this pencil skirt! The darts at the back give it the shaping at the back. It’s also awesome that there are two fits in one pattern.

  19. Aretha Clark

    I love the fit of this skirt. It is a very quick sew. The pattern is well designed with clear easy-to-follow instructions.

  20. Anien Salomons

    This is a quick sew. Finished it within a day (from printing to assembling, sewing and pressing). Good for beginner due to the clear step by step instruction. I personally love the quick cheat sheet

  21. Claudia Broos-Pauli

    Quick and easy sew! Perfect fit and great instructions. Love it

  22. Tara Marshall

    I am absolutely in love with this skirt. Super easy to make and the fit is spot on!

  23. Karla Holmes

    This pattern was so easy and quick! At first, I was hesitant to make this because I am scared of fitted skirts. Also, I have 2 little boys who likes to run and be chased by their momma. But I am so glad I tried it because the results are super awesome and I love it so much. Its very flattering and comfortable for a pencil skirt! So if you have 30 minutes of your time thinking of what to make this is it! From printing to taping until the hem is made, it only took me 30 minutes no joke! Try it you wont regret it!

  24. Ellen Valarida

    This pattern is so easy! Perfect for starting out making clothes.

  25. Casey Bray

    Super cute and quick sew! Love the body con fit <3

  26. Kellie Brown

    Peggy was such a quick sew while still being completely flattering and well fitted. Another great RP pattern.

  27. Ruthann Jagge (verified owner)

    Deceptively simple design with couture-quality results! I started with a size a bit larger and made one then, with the easy options available in every size, I graded it to fit perfectly for my waist to hip ratio! I used a liverpool knit and loved it so much that I also did one in a scuba knit and added a power-knit liner in both so no Spanx needed! I now have THE most perfect and elegant “throw and go” skirts and could not be more delighted with the results! This was my first RP pattern sewn for myself and will be excited to do more!

  28. Lisa Lazenby

    I’m so pleased with the fit of this skirt as well as how easy it was to sew it up! The waistband is very comfortable and the back darts made for such a nice shape. It’s a simple pattern with a beautiful outcome.

  29. Heather Naretto

    I was really happy with the fit of the Peggy Pencil Skirt. The construction was simple, and I love the darts in the back. I used the pattern to make a super fun 80’s themed skirt. I went with the regular fit, and am eager to try the body con style out!

  30. Sharon Courtney

    A super-easy fast sew which results in a perfectly fitted skirt. I made one in scuba and I found it the perfect fabric weight. The pattern was very clear and easy to follow.

  31. Fiona Siequien

    This is such a quick and easy make! I could easily make one in every color in just a day. Once the pattern is assembled it takes less than an hour to complete (I used an overlocker/serger). One piece of advice, if your fabric is very stretchy you may wish to size down.

  32. Tania Mattes

    I was super surprised how quickly it sewed up and how professional it looks once completed!! It has turned into a staple piece for my work attire and casual wear simply because of the variations in fit and length. Love my Peggy Pencil Skirt!

  33. Marie-Ève Benoit

    Wow! That was my first time making a skirt, and it certainly won’t be the last with this pattern! I just love it!

  34. Michelle Wellstead

    Such a fabulous beginner pattern, and, being a pattern for knits it is very forgiving. There are no zips or buttons or fastenings of any type, which keeps it a very simple, and quick sew, perfect for a beginner wanting a great wearable skirt that will look good and be very forgiving if you make any mistakes. I love the fact that there are instructions for both sewing on an overlocker as well as a standard sewing machine, and having just recently purchased an overlocker and being very inexperienced on it I found those instructions extremely useful.

  35. Cori Clemmer

    I am very happy with this pattern. It was quick to cut out and sew together- all done in well under an hour! Even better, it’s super cute and comfortable. Definitely a great addition to your wardrobe. It will be a summer staple for sure!

  36. Tasha Larson

    Very quick sew! Very comfortable and stylish for work or a visit to a vineyard!

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