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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Good Things Utah Pin of the Week... Maxi Skirt Tutorial


 THIS IS THE PIN that I chose to feature this week!

I love her tutorial and I love her pictures.  I was lazy and wanted to do her tutorial with just one cut and think I did pretty decent, here is what I did:

**Note**  I am NOT a seamstress.  I am a regular ol' Mom who doesn't know a thing about clothing so you may find about a million ways to do this better, this is just what worked for me :)

Items needed:
Approx. 2 yards of knit fabric
matching thread

Instructions:
For the bottom of the skirt:
  1. Fold fabric in half so it stretches towards the folded edge.  
  2. Mark 35-40 inches from the fold depending on how full you would like your skit
  3. Mark the top to be as wide as your waist divided by 2.  
  4. Draw a line from these 2 measurements and cut your fabric. -or- You could get a maxi skirt you already own and lay it down to copy the measurements.
  5. Now you will want to even up your cut by making sure the distance from your waistband to the bottom of your skirt is the same on both sides.  You will also want to check to make sure your skirt looks even going down (you might have to take a little more off the side to "shape it")
For the Waistband:
  1. Take another piece of fabric and fold it in half, stretching from the fold.  
  2. Cut this fabric to be you waist measurement divided by 2 in length and twice as tall as you want your waist band.  I did mine 12 inches.
  3. Zig Zag stitch the side of your skirt.  It should look like this:
  4. Zig Zag stitch the side of your waist band
  5. Fold your waistband in half and put the waistband on the inside of your skirt and sew around the top. (I'm sorry I don't have a picture for you of this step, but look on the original pin.  She has the BEST pictures there).
  6. She mentions since the fabric won’t fray she does not hem the bottom and I was sooo against that idea.  BUT, after finishing this I think she is on to something, so I didn’t hem mine either :)
I think this pin would be rated a SUCCESS!  It only took me about 45 minutes to make (with mess ups) and the cost was awesome! I only paid $10 total for this skirt because I used a 50% off coupon at Joanne’s fabrics!

Oh, and in case you wanna get some awesome DISCOUNT scrapbook supplies, check out my FINAL Clearance Sale this Saturday.  There will be tons of embellishments, kits, page samples, slightly used supplies and tons more there.  The discounts are so low I couldn't even hardly put a percentage on it but I can promise it is atleast 65% off!

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1 comment:

Katherines Corner said...

maxi's are so popular right now.I actually have a pinterest board dedicated to the maxi, giggle. Sure wish I still had all mine from days gone by. Love the purple fabric for this one. Hugs P.S. I hope you will share this at my Thursday Favorite Things hop