Happy Monday! I hope that you had as great of a weekend as I. My husband and I had a great time hanging out with our boys and taking them to the Children’s Museum of Houston. I was able to sneak in a little bit of time for sewing as well. Since my time was so limited, I decided to keep things simple with this super easy skirt. The skirt was made from some African cotton fabric that I have been holding on to for about 5 years now! The fabric was a gift from a friend and former coworker. She purchased it for me on a trip to Nigeria because of how much I LOVE fabric! I finally decided to do something with this one and here is the result…
The skirt was VERY simple and took about 2-3 hours total (including cutting and assembly). You can check out Mimi G’s Regal Maxi tutorial for instructions on a similar skirt. I had approximately 4 yards of fabric. (Most African cotton fabric is about 45″ wide selvage to selvage.) I cut against the length of the fabric to ensure that I had enough fabric to gather at the waistband. If you plan on making a similar skirt, you should plan to purchase a minimum of 3 yards or more depending on the intended length. I chose to cut the length as a midi-length (which was 30″ for me including the finished hem) with a 4″ hem doubled. This particular fabric was easy to use because I used the lines of the pattern to make my cuts, folds for hems, and seams. The width of the skirt should be about 3x your waist measurement.
(The recommended tutorial can show you how to cut the fabric for the front and back panels. You can also use this resource for instructions on inserting an invisible zipper).
SKIRT: DIY TOP: Banana Republic SHOES: Report Signature (old) SUNS: Fendi NECKLACE: find from a consignment shop