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I can’t help but fall in love with all these long, flowy maxi skirts that keep popping up on my fashion radar! Cool and breezy, with a touch of bohemian chic, they simply rock. The great thing about these pieces is how easy they are to create – with my basic basic sewing knowledge I was able to make one in 15 minutes. Here’s how:

(Get more ideas at my blog: Craft Medley!)

What you will need:
* 2 yards of sheer fabric
* Thread
* Sewing machine and/or needle
* ½ inch width elastic (at least 1 yard)
* Scissors
* Wire (optional)
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Step 1: Cutting out your fabric

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Take the following measurements: around your waist where you would want to wear your skirt; around your hips; the length from your waist to the floor. Write these numbers down somewhere to keep track of them!

Begin by cutting out a piece of fabric with a width that is 2 ½-3 times amount of the measurement around your hips, by the length from your waist to the floor plus 3 inches.

Step 2: Sewing your top hem

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At the top of your fabric, fold over 2 inches and pin into place to create a hem for your elastic to go through. Sew along your pinned line with either a machine or by hand.

Step 3: Adding your elastic waist band

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Taking a piece of wire, thread it through your hem and use it to pull through a piece of elastic, cut to the length of your waist measurement plus 1 inch.

Step 4: Connecting your elastic

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With both ends exposed, sew your elastic together securely. I went over it several times with my machine.

Step 5: Connecting the sides of your skirt

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Pin the sides of your skirt together, inside out. Sew along this pinned section to close your skirt. (You can also fold over the bottom section of your skirt to create a hem – I used pinking shears which keeps fabric from fraying, so I didn’t do this step).
ShammyCan!3 years ago
Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO much for this tutorial. It's going to help me revamp my entire wardrobe!