So for the last month or so, I have been busy cutting out and sewing multiples of some super awesome basics (at least I think so…) for everyday wear.
I took some of my favorite wardrobe staples and created patterns.
I know I probably have posted the Maxi Skirt to death,
but I promise this is the last of them for a while, maybe ever? I just love to wear them.
They are as comfortable as pajamas, and look way better than jeans shorts.
They are perfect for all seasons, too.
So when I had my cutting fest, I decided to make five.
That’s plenty, right??
Most of them are based on my “Classic” Maxi pattern,
which is uploaded here, on Google Docs.
I used a medium knit maxi skirt I bought at Brass Plum
(Nordstroms juniors dept.) a couple of years ago
to make the pattern.
I used a variety of fabrics and techniques and love the way they turned out!
Just narrowed this one down. Same pattern as the original mismatched maxi I posted here, but not cut up.
Didn’t buy enough fabric (oops!) to do the stripes horizontal, so this was a “make it work” moment.
With some advice from a friend, I just cut the pieces with the stripes going every which way, however I could get the pattern pieces to fit. I actually LOVE how it turned out.
Cut up my “Classic” maxi pattern to be a roomier version of the Mismatched Maxi.
Cut the bottom off of my “Classic” maxi, and then cut a rectangle the width of the fabric.
Ruffled it up and attached it with the raw edge showing.
You can use my tutorial for my Everyday Skirt… it is a short skirt but you follow the exact same steps when constructing a maxi, it is just longer.
Here is the pattern map:
My waist and hip measurements are as follows, in case it is helpful in determining how the pattern might fit you.
REALLY easy to size up or down, just move the side seam out a bit. Allow for the stretch of the fabric.