My 11 year old daughter just made her first Maxi skirt, thanks so much!
I know most fabric is " and I was just wondering if I am going to need to trip it down. That is a great question; it's been so long since I made one that I can't remember. But, I got it at Joanns so next time I go, I'll have to check on that. The finished project is a perfect fit. My 11 year old daughter just made her first Maxi skirt, thanks so much! And thanks to everyone else who has commented! You have made my day: Your tutorial makes it look so easy. I am getting ready to make a maxi skirt for someone but noticed that you did not use an elastic bobbin for the waist.
Most of the other tutorials I have looked at used this. I like your idea better. What is your opinion on this? I didn't use elastic thread and I have had no problem at all. In my opinion, you don't have to have it. This skirt is made to fit you and with a zig-zag stitch you should be just fine. Thanks for your question. Do you recommend using elastic thread for the waist? Most of the other tutorials I have researched require this be used?
I like you idea best. I can't wait to make skirts for myself and my daughters. I always use my presser foot as a guide, so on the edge of the presser foot. It's been a while since I've done any clothes with a pattern Anyway I'm happy to have found your tutorial. Looks easy to follow. It was my first try at clothes I sew lots for the home and I loved it.
If I were to make this again, I would make it wider through the hips, only because mine are a little out of proportion to my waist. Is any one else have a problem with theirs being a little see-through? I have been in search of a DIY flamenco dance skirt for practice with a 'mermaid' waist as it is referred to in Spanish!
I have some knit fabric in my 'stash closet' and might try to give it a fancier edge with the serger to make the hem flare nicely.
When I finish one that makes me happy, I'll share the results! It's a shame I can't post pictures! I now have a very pretty skirt, as does my daughter I also adapted the pattern to make it into a dress for my daughter and added ribbons to make them halterneck dresses So out of 4 metres of material we got 2 skirts and 2 dresses!! I am a size 2xl How many yards would I need to use? April, just add 12" for the waistband to the length that you want the skirt to be plus a 1" seam hem.
Thanks for breaking this down and making it very easy to understand. Thanks this will make a super easy sew. Just a note that I did with my palazzo pants. If you sew the yoga band on the inside of the skirt, when you flip the yoga band over when wearing, the seam will be hidden. Thank you for this! I'm 5'5" with a 27" inseam so there's no buying maxi skirts retail for me.
I look like I'm swimming in them, lol! Now I can just make my own. I just tried to make a tshirt maci dress and it just isn't looking right Now I'm going to try to make it into a maxi skirt. Fingers crossed this works!! Thank you lovelies for this amazing tutorial: I was just wondering if you needed to leave seam allowance for the sides as well since your half-waist measurement was 14" you would add an inch for seam allowance, making it 15" , since you're going to be sewing the sides up?
No don't, the fabric is stretchy so it will fit you perfectly. Thank you thank you all for your positive comments! I love the look of this skirt. How much yardage would I need if I were just making the skirt and not the rollover waistband? I want to try making it with two different colors. Do you happen to have a video tutorial on how to make this skirt? The directions are pretty simple but I'm still getting lost beginner sewer. When you put your waist band and your skirt together did you put the skirt part in between the 4 layers of fabric?
So it would be 2 layers of waistband th skirt and the other 2 layers of waistband? Do you have a picture of it so it's clearer of where to place and how far up to place the skirt with the waistband?
Do you think it would work if I put the waistband seam at the center back instead of along one of the skirt side seams? Or fake a seam on the folded side of the waistband? I don't really want the waistband to have a single side seam. Lay out fabric the same way it comes in the bolt, or in other words, the fold is on the left and the selvage edge is on the right. Newer Post Older Post.
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I do have a sewing machine, though, and should touch up on my sewing skills. This seems like the perfect thing to tackle once I'm back from vacation! Sounds like a super-duper plan! If you're making it with a regular sewing machine, I'd recommend using a zig-zag stitch for the seams as they give them more flexibility that jersey needs. Absolutely beautiful and super easy!!! I'm featuring this tomorrow on my weekly round up!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Nice and very nice dress for summer season. Its style, unique design, color and pattern are sound like very nice. In the hot summer season this type of dress are sound perfect for feeling well. So, you have 2 options. Then just draw a line from the armpit to that mark, and onward down until you reach the hem mark. This would mean to add about cm of length to the torso area of the front dress piece I would add that extra length right at the waistline and mark it.
Then, before you sew together the side seams, you would gather the torso area back to the original size starting just below the bust up until your hip bone. After that you can proceed like with a normal size dress. In case you're looking for some maternity pattern, here's a great site I found: I just stumbled on to your page and i have a quick question.
If i want to drop the waist so that its closer to my natural waist, can I just use a bodice pattern that has my preferred length? Of course, you can use whatever bodice pattern you feel fits you best for the upper part of the dress. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I was hoping I could use my jersey fabric in its tubular state. A DIY enthusiast, mindset coach, serial entrepreneur, mother of soon-to-be-2 , wife, aspiring singer and a sugar-addict all rolled into one.
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