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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lovely Tutorial: Peach Chiffon Maxi

I've had this chiffon fabric for almost a year now because I never could decide what I wanted to make out of it. The delicate and peachy fabric is so pretty and since I've been seeing a lot of chiffon maxis lately and my obsession with maxis I said 'eh, why not!'

I wanted to make a maxi dress at first, but then I decided that skirts are better since they are so versatile and I can mix and match whatever tops to it I please. Sooo let's get started!

This tutorial is mainly about making the maxi skirt. I made a pattern for the top that I shall share with you.

Start with your choice of fabric. Remember, the fabric doesn't have to be chiffon-- use whatever fabric tickles your fancy because this tutorial will work with anything.

I'm going to show you a quick pattern for the top I made with this maxi skirt. My pattern is only half of what the top is suppose to be because to make it symmetrical I folded the fabric in half to get the full top. I made two pieces of the same thing, one for the front the other for the back.

For the maxi skirt, I took about a yard and a half and measured the length from above my belly button to the ground. You'll have to put the fabric next to yourself to see how much you need.

1. Sew the two ends together. It'll be a big square-like fabric once the ends are sewn together, but that's where the elastic waist band will come in.

2. I bought this 1/2 inch elastic from Walmart. You can use whatever size you like and can purchase it anywhere there are sewing supplies.

3. Tie the two ends together with any type of material that will stay straight and solid then rubberband them tightly in place. I used a big bobby pin and a stick I randomly found in my material box. Haha.

4. Sew the waist, I folded the fabric in twice with about an inch thickness. Don't forget to leave a little gap to put the elastic through the waist.

5. Take your elastic and start pushing it through the waist you just sewed until you get the two ends to meet. Be careful not the lose the other end in the waist (it'll be a real pain to try to get it out). Then sew the elastic together and the rest of the waist up.

6. Hem the bottom of your maxi and you're done!

The chiffon was a very sheer material so I had to wear a white skirt I made underneath the maxi skirt so my undies don't show. Bahaha! The top I wore a cute strapless bra which is a little riskay and daring for me, but I absolutely loooove how it looks.

I wore my sandals and some cute white chandelier earrings with this maxi.

As I mentioned, I made the two pieces separate so I can mix and match tops with the skirt. Very versatile, yes! I wore a pretty aqua silk ruffle top with the peach chiffon maxi skirt. I adore the color contrast.

Very effortless and beautiful, which is definitely my kind of style. I hope the tutorial was clear and helpful for you to follow! I know I haven't done one in awhile so I may be a little rusty, but bear with me.

Tootles! :)

16 wonderful thoughts:

  1. Oh wow! So pretty and talented! I love the chiffon maxi. :)

    xo - Sheila

  2. The result is just perfect. Love this dress.


  3. Perfection! You're so great! Amazing tutorial and it looks lovely on you x

    Also, could you go on my blog: and click on the 'sheinside' link in the end of the post? I'd really appreciate it! Please and thank you x

  4. this skirt is so pretty. I wouldn't be able to do anything thing like that:-(

    Lots of Love

  5. There is something so pretty and perfect about peach for the spring and summer. I love this post and especially agree with you about the chiffon fabric. Great post and thanks for stopping by


  6. Omgosh this is so cool!! I def want to do this. So glad I stumbled here :)

  7. Perfect tutorial, thanks for sharing it!

  8. Oooh, beautiful! Love the peach color.


  9. Wauw, that's amazing!
    Well done dear! :)


  10. Love this, great job! I'm a new follower and am so glad I came across your blog - would love for you to check out mine :)

    - Kathleen

  11. Can't believe you made this! It is so pretty and it does not look homemade at all. Great job! Might have to give this a go. Enjoy your new beautiful dress.

    Em x

  12. Love the maxi and chiffon top combo, looks great. You're so talented!



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