I’ve spied some stunning maxi skirts on Pinterest lately, so I couldn’t help but whip one up for myself. And by “whip up”, I mean over a couple of weeks with much unpicking and stubborn determination to get it finished.
Don’t let that put you off though. The skirt itself was really easy to put together, it was the lining that got me. I didn’t want a gathered lining that may cause bulk, so I lazily cut two trapezoids when really I should have made the lining as a skirt with darts.
Lesson learned and I’m hoping this will be quicker to make second time around. My wardrobe needs more of these!
I used polyester chiffon (although I hear silk chiffon is the bees knees if you can get it) and a polyester knit fabric lining. It’s a lot of polyester! The potential for clingy static and zappy electric shocks all day had me worried a little, but surprisingly, it isn’t an issue and could be remedied with an anti-static spray if need be.
I’ve also spied a navy stretch crepe at the fabric store that would look perfect as a maxi skirt. I think I’ll have to make one! Is it possible to have too many maxi’s? Meh, I’ll let you know 🙂