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Tutorial: Maxi Skirt

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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
  • machine
  • matching thread
  • pins
  • scissors
  • 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!

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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.

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Now, with right sides together, stitch the length of the skirt bottom together.

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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.

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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.

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Done!

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.

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Wear any number of ways.

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Spring loves skirts!

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Enjoy this tutorial…

Sew up!

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