Friday, August 23, 2013

Maxi Skirt

I've been wanting to put together a maxi skirt for about a year now, but something about it always dissuaded me. I think I was intimidated by the yardage I'd need to get. Would there ever be a fabric I'd want that much of? How do I work with something that long? What tutorial should I use? You know there are a gazillion out there.

I finally decided I'd just figure it out. I could do an elastic waist skirt--I had made like two in college--and this was the same thing, just much longer. This time, I also had a serger, and that was very helpful.

Yes, this is a model pose.
I found a really fun silky floral from Hancock fabrics, slapped it together, and now I need to make another one. Now I need to make a tshirt dress version. Cotton and Curls has a wonderful tutorial on that. Super simple, super easy, and not at all intimidating!

At some point, I'm really going to have this posing thing DOWN. You just wait.

Now I just need a teacher top to go with it. This tank is not going to fly as professional-wear!

I'd love to do this maxi skirt/t-shirt dress in navy blue or a bright green... oh the dreams that will have to wait until fall break! Back to the classroom!

1 comment:

rebecca leigh said...

So stinkin' cute! What's the measurement at the bottom when you lay it flat? Is it full enough to not walk with awkwardly short steps? I've been wanting to make something similar, but I always have issues with my stride in maxi stuff, unless it's super flowy or stretchy...

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