Summer skirt time – this is week twenty of 52 weeks of sewing and I’ve got a ‘repair’ post today. This summer skirt is the product of the Elastic Waist Maxi. It got a hole in it while I was on vacation. I loved the long maxi skirt. I wore it about 5 times and then I sat on a stool with a nail sticking out…that was it, a hole in my skirt.
Time to repair and turn it into a shorter summer skirt.
So, if you’re just looking for this summer skirt, visit the Elastic Waist Maxi and make the waist band and the body (just make it about 20 inches shorter) then join me back here!
Okay – time for the body of the skirt. I cut off the all the body of the skirt below the hole – about 20 inches. Gone.
Now, time for the hem. This is the same hem that was on the full maxi. Measure 1 inch and fold the right side up, then fold it back under and serge the raw edge along the folded wrong side. Seems tricky, but it’s fairly easy. Jump back over to the Elastic Waited Maxi for the full instructions.
That’s it – done.
Summer skirt is finished. Maybe once maxi skirts go out of style I’ll turn them all into summer skirts, but I don’t think the maxi will lose it’s style, it’s such a summer essential.
That’s it, that’s all. My first repair post. It was such a bummer when the hole happened, especially since I had just started wearing the skirt with a big knot in it at the bottom and I really liked the look. Perhaps I’ll make another.
All in all, this repair couldn’t have gone better. After a quick 15 minutes my skirt was as good as new…or better because the fabric was worn in and so soft.
Thanks for visiting – see you next week for some more wonderfulness. Happy weekend.