Last month I whipped up a quick maxi skirt for Fabric Weekend and Skirt Week. I never ended up entering Skirt Week and then never shared the skirt here. Mostly I'm not thrilled posting my own picture but I got over that so here you go! The best way to make a maxi skirt.
OK, there may be other great ways to make a maxi skirt but I think this is the most flattering and easiest. It doesn't gather too much fabric at your waist or hips and gives you a nice flowy look without weighing you down. I wrote out a quick tutorial to show you how to draft if for your own measurements. I think even a beginner could do this. Knit fabric can be a bit tricky to work with so if you're a beginner look for something that doesn't roll on the edges when cut. Other than that, I think you can do this!
Maxi Skirt Fabric: found at the Michael Levine Loft last year
Tools & Supplies:
- Knit fabric - You will create your pattern to determine how much you need.
- 1 inch knit elastic - Do not buy No-Roll elastic for this skirt because you will be sewing on the elastic.
- A measuring tape to take your own measurements
- Fabric scissors or a rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Coodinating thread
- Sewing machine or serger
- Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine or serger
- Optional: large pattern paper (or use measurements to create the pattern directly on the fabric. read all the steps first so you don't cut the fabric before the pattern is complete!)