Free maxi skirt sewing tutorial
|Easy to make maxi length skirt|
I am loving the new maxi length skirts. They are a great way to give a retro feel to an existing wardrobe and so easy to make. Wearing them takes a bit of practice as they are gathered in the waist, thus adding a bit of volume at the hips. I wear mine with a form fitting jacket or a long length slim fit top.
In the photo is a maxi skirt I made in a black jersey boucle with tiny sequins scattered in the fabric. Boucle is a bit heavy but what you have to look for is something that falls or drapes well. This fabric does fall beautifully.
The instructions are in a previous post – pattern for easy longer length skirt. You can also refer to the image below to get a sense as to how the skirt design works.
I made one in a soft African print fabric as well. African prints are emerging on the fashion radar right now. Lucky me, I have just come back from travelling around Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. They sell 2 metre long pieces of the most amazing African print fabrics at the markets. I bought a few pieces in different designs. They will get used.
Another way I am wearing African print fabrics, is as a scarf. It’s winter in the southern hemisphere. A pop of wild colour from an African print, with an otherwise sedate outfit, is just what I need on cold winter days. And it’s right on trend. See here for the scarf instructions – easy no sew scarf or here – how to make a no sew scarf.
The rest of the outfit consists of a vintage shirt, glass and crystal necklace and my favorite OBI belt. The entire outfit is either thrifted or home made. My model get’s a 100% eco rating.
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Back next week.
|Pattern for skirt|
|The construction of the skirt|