A few weeks ago I made a maxi skirt for myself but I am SO ecstatic about how MacKensie’s turned out that I decided to write about hers instead!
Here are the photos first:
Y’all ready to hear how easy this skirt was? I bought 2 yards of jersey knit fabric to make a skirt for myself, and I cut the pattern for my skirt, the Hubs said looks like you have enough to make K a knee length skirt, I held it up, I said sure does… and that’s where making K a skirt began…
I took the following measurements for the skirt:
-waist to desired length (which I left out, decided to let her try it on & then we would decide from there)
-waist to hip
-waist to ankle
With the waistband I did about (2) pieces of 5″ of fabric that are the length of waist of the skirt so for example, my daughter’s waist was 15″ so there you have it (2) 5″ wide fabric that were 15″ in length, sewed those sides together, folded longways. Used serger to stitch on the top portion of waistband to skirt. Measured K’s waist with 30″ of elastic and used 26″ of it in the waistband, for stretch purposes you don’t want it to be the exact size otherwise it won’t fit properly.. Serged the final portion of waistband onto skirt.
That simple & was done. Easy peasy, lemon squesy…. As K would say 🙂
Since my Kensie is so laid back & chill (I know how lucky I am) she basically let me pin it on her as I went, I realize not everyone can do that so the measurement guide above is above and below is a link to a maxi skirt blog 🙂 & shout out to Jen because is simply AWESOME!!!! The lady that writes this blog is SO talented and more WAY fab than me!!! http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/search/label/Skirts
I also need to thank my Grandma who won’t read this blog (she told me the other day she didn’t even know what a blog was:-) ) but when I told her I wanted to started sewing & that I was the cool girl again because my G’ma had a serger she packed up (1) of her sewing machines (yeah she’s got like three… She’s good 🙂 ) & her serger and said have fun with it baby girl and call me if you have issues threading it, I can do that in my sleep… (Which she could, she’s super grandma)
Kensie cannot wait until the first day of school now, she wants to show off her new skirt, she slept in it last night, we may have issues getting it off of her but hey whatever, she says she feels so much more confident and do you know that was just scrap fabric from my skirt I made for myself? I am saving SO much money! Hubs is happy, Daughter is happy, that makes Momma happy…. Life is good y’all.
Until next time, Happy Sewing!!!
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