I made this skirt almost 3 years and ago! Where has it been? I had all but forgotten about it until I saw RedPants Designs make her version, now I need a fancy jacket to wear with it in cold weather. It was all the way back in my closet folded over a pant hanger behind a few other items I just wasn’t interested in wearing. Also, since I have been parsing my closet and checking for “holes” in my wardrobe, with the help of my trusty styling and wardrobe planning blogs, a few fun outfits I made in the past have been resurfacing. A goldmine to my surprise. I was so happy to adorn this fun skirt that I had to take a twirl or few.
I was having so much fun twirling, I felt like a kid. This skirt is from the McCall’s 6608- Misses’ Skirts. I made it from the lightest and most difficult of rayon jersey knits out there, at least I think. It required 4 yards of fabric and I wanted every bit of that fabric in this skirt. The drape is sublime and you would never notice it has so much volume. Hence, the reason for all these twirling pictures y’all.
For the waistband, I used 1.5″ elastic, and could have gone down quite a bit on the length of the elastic. I got the elastic from Peggy Sagers with Silhouette Patterns. I have since found a pretty good one from Lyla Messinger as well. It helps to keep the waist area extremely smooth and is used in yoga pants. I styled it with a simple t-shirt here…which maybe, I will add another type of shirt to see how versatile I can make this maxi. Of course I will be making another one but somewhat shorter to wear with boots. We shall see.
Until next time….keep sewing.