Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: The 20 minute Maxi Skirt

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The 20 minute Maxi Skirt

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Alright ya'll. You asked for the tutorial on how I made my leopard maxi skirt and I am all about delivering on those requests. Get ready folks because I am about to blow your mind. In 20 minutes you will have a new maxi skirt and be one good lookin' lady or gent, but really this tutorial is for the ladies, so guys refrain....unless you are making one for the wifey and then go for it. Oh and let me get your number I want you to teach my hubby a thing or two:)

This skirt is made in just three easy, peasy steps. First off you will need a yard or so of fabric. I use a yard because I have me some hips, but if you are not cursed blessed with some momma hips then you can use less fabric. I fold my yard of fabric in half "hot dog" style. I am real technical with my sewing terms. Can you tell? For those of you that did not learn this in Kindergarten, curses to your teacher. They deprived you of some stellar knowledge. "Hot Dog" style is folding your fabric in half the long way. Make sure your fabric is folded so that the "right sides" of the fabric are touching. Remember the right side is the "pretty" side of the fabric...the part you want to see when it is all finished.

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Pin your sides together and sew straight down, creating your side seam. I like to use either a zig zag stitch or a straight stitch. Once your side seam is created, you will add a casing to your skirt. This is where your elastic will go to create a waistband. Double fold your fabric, pin, and create the casing. Thread your elastic through. I like to pin a safety pin to one side of my elastic. It helps the elastic slide through the casing. Once you have added your elastic and sewn both end pieces of elastic together, sew your casing closed.

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The last thing you will do is optional, but I like to do it. You will double roll the bottom of your skirt and hem it. This creates a finished edge.

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Then you are done. Easy right? Now you can make tons of maxis and be lookin' good this summer. I have about 5 more to make. I have a problem. I just can't get enough where maxis are concerned. Super comfy and cute. How could you go wrong? Happy sewing lovelies!

Check out more sewing tutorials here and thrifted fashion posts here.

XO Danielle
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