Friday, August 3, 2012

DIY Maxi Skirt

Let me explain my history of sewing.
I was 7ish- my mom helped me make a pillow.
It was shaped like a heart (ish) and it was awful.
But that was the very first thing I ever made with a sewing machine.

Then came Pintrest.
It convinced me I needed to start sewing things.
So I made the next logical step and asked for a sewing machine for Christmas.

For Christmas my mom got be a little $30 machine.
I told her I wanted something that would be a trial machine, because I wasn't sure if I'd like it.
Turns out I LOVED it and wore that little machine out.

Well, then my dear sweet hubby got me this fancy baby for my birthday...

And life has never been the same.
I'm definitely not great, but I'm improving and I'm having fun.

I found THIS tutorial on how to make a maxi skirt.
So I gave it a whirl.

First pick yourself up some knit material from Hobby Lobby on sale.
You'll need about 2 yards.

Next, measure your hips.
You can measure your waist if you want, but I wanted a skirt to sit low on the hips.
 No crazy perfect measurements, just your waist or hip size.

cut the top to the size of your waist and angle out so the bottom is slightly larger than the top.

Cut out the waist band of your skirt.
Did I mention this skirt has a yoga waist band?
Oh I didn't.  Well it makes it that much more amazing!  :)

And then forget to stop taking pictures because you sew your skirt together instead of making an opening for you to fit in.
Oops... leave that step out.
Pulling out the seams is a pain in the booty!

So refer to the tutorial for more exact measurements.
If this not professional seamstress can pull this skirt off, then anyone can!

The skirt turned out adorable, it is so comfy and it was super easy.

This is the final picture from the tutorial I followed.
I didn't get a final picture of it because I keep forgetting to ask the hubby to play photographer.
Mine is obviously a pink version of this.
Pair it with a white tank and a big ol necklace and it's the perfect summer go to outfit!

Let me know if you all have any other good sewing tutorial websites.
I'm all about giving it a try!  :)


  1. this is so cute! i love maxi skirts, and comfy ones are even better! i would love for you to come link this, or any other post you'd like to up to my weekend link party
    hope to see you there!
    have a great weekend!
    {love} lauryn @

    1. How fun! I'd love to! Thanks for the invite.

  2. This is so cute. As soon as I finish my couch, I am sewing skirts. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It is opened until Sunday night.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. I would love to! Thanks! Have fun making this skirt. I think I live in mine now! :)

  3. I just awarded you the "Liebster Blog Award": Look at my page for the award and the question and answers and have fun.
    I just found you this week, but I loved what you have been doing.
    Debi Bolocofsky

    1. Sorry this is late, but better late then never. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
      Debi Bolocofsky

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    1. It is, isn't it! I am so glad I found the tutorial online. It's so comfy too! :) I love your blog. Consider me your newest follower! :)


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