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