Tutorial: Maxi Skirt
Maxi skirts are always a spring and summer staple. This tutorial takes a few yards of jersey knit fabric and turns it into a stylish and versatile piece in under an hour.
What you need
- jersey knit stretch fabric – 2-3 yards
- matching thread
- measuring tape
First – check to see if your fabric is sheer or not. I’m using this white knit that I got on sale 90% off!!!! I paid 2$ a yard, so this skirt cost me about 4 dollars. Crazy!
If your fabric is a bit sheer, then double it up like I did. When I doubled it up, I cut the bottom of the skirt on the fold, so I wouldn’t have a hem. Just a tip!
Measure your waist – add 1 inch. You need a piece 14 inches tall by your waist + 1 measurement.
Measure your waist to the floor length. You need two pieces that are your waist measurement + 1 (top) X floor length X 27 inches (bottom).
I’m not big on the huge maxi skirt bottoms, if you want your skirt to be fuller at the bottom, then make it about 35-40 inches wide.
Cut your 3 pieces.
Now, with right sides together, stitch the length of the skirt bottom together.
Open up the waist band and stitch right sides together creating a very big circle.
When I did this the first time, I did’t open it up – I left the waist folded in half and then stitched it. When I finished my skirt, I couldn’t fold down my waist band without you seeing the seam. Not so nice. Learn from my mistake – open it up, stitch and then fold with seams together.
Now, fold your waist part in half (seam sides together) and turn your skirt right side out. Pin the waist to the skirt and stitch.
Since I doubled mine up, I didn’t have a raw edge at the bottom, it was a fold (just like the top of your waist band). You can either leave the raw edge or hem the fabric with a 1/2 inch hem. Your choice.
Wear any number of ways.
Spring loves skirts!
Enjoy this tutorial…