Top:Wet Seal Belt:Bakers
Sandals:Ross Skirt:Made by ME!
So I’ve wanted a maxi skirt all summer, but I’m trying not to buy any clothes so I had to figure something out. I was at Walmart two weeks ago and noticed the fabric section shrunk to only an isle. So I was scoping out fabric and I found a bolt of fabric that was on sale with 5 yards left…for $5. So basically $1 for 1 yard=AMAZING! Especially since it was in a cute striped print with my favorite color. Seafoam :)
Here is how I made it.
I cut two rectangles. Pictured above are squares, but imagine two rectangles about the length of your desired skirt.
Then I hemmed about an inch in from the top and bottom. I used a simple straight stitch.
Then I laid one side on top of the other, so the outside was facing the outside of the other layer, basically an inside out skirt missing the side stitching. For this part I used a more intricate stitch to sew it together mainly for extra strength, so it wouldn’t fall off my body in a public place. How mortifying would that be?!
I started sewing the pieces together a few inches in on the top part for my waistline then slowly moved the stitching out while sewing down, imagining how it would fall on my body. I left extra knowing I could make it smaller. I tried it on and measured how much more I would need to take in on my waist. The only part I needed to be exact on was the waist because I wanted to flow down and not be tight the whole way through. I could have put in elastic for the waistband but I didn’t want that to be uncomfortable after wearing it all day. Then I trimmed the edges and cut any excess threads hanging.
And voila’ my summer maxi skirt that cost $2.50 :)