Another DIY Maxi Skirt Success
My DIY maxi skirt is getting some mileage. After my daughter first debuted her maxi skirt I made her to wear during the super warm weather we’ve had, her best and closest friend went bizerk when she learned that I made it for her. It was then she just had to have one.
Here’s a little Q&A of some of the questions I’ve been asked here and there, so I am answering those questions. And to those who asked…Thanks.
How long did it take me to make the skirt? It took me a total of 4 1/2 hours to make the skirt. That included the measurements, the cutting and the pinning. I measured my daughter to get an idea of her measurements because they are a similar a size. I just adjusted them slightly to fit her friend.
What kind of fabric did you use? Unlike my daughter’s skirt, made out of the macro silk fabric, we went with a knit stretchy fabric that has a nice blend and falls nicely and does well made into a maxi skirt.
Are you planning to make any more maxi skirts? Yes. Right now my daughter has her eye on a different type of fabric and color, even though she is leaning towards getting more of the macro silk but in a different color. I have the macro silk in white, which I plan on making a high-low skirt probably in the weekend coming up.
What tools did I use making that skirt? For her friend’s skirt — for those who don’t knnow, it is completely hand stitched…something my mom taught me how to do when I was younger when she used to sew. The tools I used to make my daughter’s friend’s skirt included:
- 2 yards of fabric
- 1 spool of matching thread…the thread has to match exactly otherwise it would look weird
- The right size needle that can navigate through the fabric smoothly
- Pins and scissors
- A lot of patience
When I made my daughter’s skirt, I used the sewing machine and it took me a little longer than 4 1/2 hours, too. Because I was under the wire and I wanted her friend to have it the beginning of the week I set out to make the skirt in one night.
What other projects have you made? So far I have made two wrap around skirts (completely hand stitched), a one-shoulder maxi dress for my daughter, a one-shoulder mini cocktail dress, a high-low skirt (just getting practice on how to make one), and the two recent maxi skirts.
Have I ever thought about sewing professionally? I have always wanted my own line of dresses. I don’t sew all that well enough to do them on my own. Of course, I’d have to enlist the help of a professional some time along the way. I have no problems designing them, but actually making them is something different altogether. I would need to take some classes, but with my schedule, time is not something I have in order to do that. So I do it the old fashioned way. Now, if I could get my hands on a fit mannequin, I would be set.