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Monday, February 11, 2013

Maxi Skirt tutorial

My very first piece of clothing for myself:) I have been wanting to make myself a maxi skirt for ages and today I finally succumbed. I must admit that I was terrified to even cut my fabric because the little red creature on my left shoulder was screaming that I couldn't do it. So, I kept my fabric for days. Last week, I plucked my courage and went to work.. It ended up being one of the easiest things I have ever done..


Fabric: here for $9/yard
Yardage: 1 1/2
Color: Charcoal
Fabric description: Its called ponte roma - the best knit fabric ever. Its medium weight so its perfect for winter. Its very smooth, soft and has a nice stretch and resists wrinkles.
Level - beginner (very easy)

1. Fold your fabric in half (hotdog style) - My fabric was 54" wide and 58" long. When I folded it hotdog style it was 27" wide and 58" long.
Since my waist is 36" long around, on the diagram, after the fabric is folded it will be 18" long. Add an inch for seam allowance going from waist to bottom of skirt. 


2. At the top of your fabric, make room for the elastic band. Mine is 1" thick, so I folded my fabric 1/4" then 1 1/4" to make room for my band. Then sew but leave room to stick the band in and out. Don't add the band now. We will do it at the end.
3. At the bottom of the fabric, fold 1/4" then another 1/4 then sew.
 4. Refer to diagram above, sew the 2 pieces of fabric together from the 18" mark to the very bottom of your fabric as shown. Then stick the elastic band at the top using a safety pin. Sew the 2 ends of the band together. Stitch the gap shut - you are done.

Ready for the FABRIC GIVEAWAY?
I bought this beautiful coral stretch ITY fabric to make a maxi skirt but the color didn't look right with my skin color. The fabric is light weight and its 1 1/2 yards. Its big enough to make a maxi skirt or dress. So I have decided to give it away to one of my blog members. If you are not a member yet, became one now:) Click here


Instructions:
Give away to Lilato laka blog members only
1. Like Lilato laka on facebook 
2. Follow me on pinterest 
3. Leave a comment sharing what you would make with this fabric on facebook and here on the blog 
4. Share this giveaway on your facebook or blog

The giveaway will run from today 02/11 to 02/13 and the winner will be announced Thursday Feb 14th.

Thank you and good luck


                                                                                     Inspirations for this fabric



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6 Comments:

At 2/11/13, 11:39 PM , Blogger Alysha Doan said...

Mable this is so cute! I would probably end up making a maxi skirt or a simple dress. I am going to be taking a knit class in the spring, so I might save it for then too..so many options!

 
At 2/12/13, 6:59 AM , Blogger The Rowley Family said...

I can't pass up a good fabric give away! I LOVE making maxi skirts for myself. I am a lot shorter then you so I can easily get away with one yard for my skirt. I also like making a yoga band for the top of my skirts. They are the most comfortable skirts ever! So if I get this fabric I would make a skirt for me and my sweet Hazel.

 
At 2/12/13, 8:47 AM , Blogger Carlin said...

Hey Mable! The skirt you made is so cute! I would love to try to make one myself. I liked your facebook and followed you on pinterest:)

 
At 2/14/13, 5:23 PM , Blogger Mable said...

Alysha you are the lucky winner:)

 
At 2/21/13, 1:12 PM , Blogger Alysha Doan said...

yay!! I just saw this! I am so excited- I'll take pictures of what I make with it. :)

 
At 2/21/13, 8:20 PM , Blogger Mable said...

Yeah I would love to see pictures. I got your address so I will mail it Saturday.

 

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