Thursday, May 10, 2012

DIY Maxi Skirt

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I am so in love with Maxi dresses and skirts right now!! They are so comfy and versatile - you can be casual or dressy in them!  Thanks to Pinterest I found a great tutorial for making my own Maxi Skirt from Elle Apperal.  Her instructions are great, so I won't try to re-invent them.

What you'll need:
2 yards of stretchy cotton fabric
coordinating cotten thread
elastic thread

Your skirt is basically made from 2 triangles.  The top part is the width of your waist (plus seam allowance) and the bottom is wider by about 10 inches (38-40 inches, plus seam allowance).

The waist band is made out of 2 rectangles, approximately 10 x 15 (depending on the size of your waist).  You want it wide so that it can be folded over like yoga pants.

 If you're like me and have never used Elastic thread before, this is what it looks like.  You'll find it in your fabric store next to all the elastic.

I am so happy with how the skirt turned out!  The fits is great and you can't tell it's homemade. 

Did anyone notice that it just happens to be Clemson orange??!
It'll be the perfect skirt for tailgating season ;-)

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