I feel a little behind on the whole Maxi skirt frenzy. It just took me a while to want such a simple loose skirt. But I was wrong! After I wore my first one I just loved it. It is pretty much the most comfy thing out there. And it looks nice. I went ahead a made another one and bought the material to make at least two more. Don't be surprised if you see me wearing a maxi skirt almost everyday. And like my other skirts, this is very basic and super easy to do.
2 yards Jersey Knit Fabric
Matching Thread1) Cut your fabric. Since this was my second one I just layed my first one on top and used it as a pattern. You will need to measure.
Fold the material in half and cut a big triangle (actually two because it is folded in half). The top should be your waist measurement plus one inch cut in half. Mine was 16.5" For the length just measure from your waist to the floor. Mine was 36". Then make the bottom width 37", or as close to that as you can with your fabric folded in half.
Now cut the waistband. Make it 12" long by your waist measurement plus one. Mine was 32". So I cut a rectangle that was 12" x 33".
2) Fold the waistband in half so the 12" sides are together. Pin and sew that end. You should now have a circle.
3) Fold the circle in half making sure the seam is on the inside and sew the open ends together. You should still have a circle but it should only be 6" tall instead of 12".
4) Place the two skirt pieces on top of each other, pin the sides and sew the two long sides.
5) Match up the waistbands. Pin them together and sew them.
That is it. I didn't hem the bottom because of the knit material, but if yours seems a little long you can go ahead and do that.
I learned how to make the skirt here. Although I did a few things different for my skirt and this tutorial.
Do you want me to make a maxi skirt for you? If you don't have time to make your own I'll do it! I charge $40 send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll talk.