Soooo, as promised earlier in the week, this is my other project made using some of my fabric from America - a maxi skirt.
How gorgeous is this fabric? I think it is Michael Miller. Everyone loves it. The photos really don't do it justice. The colours are so vibrant.
This skirt was very simple to make - a beginner could do it.
I used 1.5 m of 1.1m wide fabric, folded it in half right sides facing. I think the 1.5m went round my waist and the 1.1m is the length.
I then sewed it up to a tube, turned over about half an inch at both ends, one for the hem and one for the waist. In the waist, I didn't sew all the way round, but left a gap to insert some quarter-inch elastic and inserted that.
Et voila! One skirt. I suppose I am very lucky that the length was just right, but it wouldn't take much adjusting.
This took me about an hour inbetween faffing about and getting distracted, so really easy. I have had compliments on it when I've worn it - with a plain t-shirt/top works well.
The only thing I would maybe change next time is to not sew the seam the whole way down, but maybe leave a split in it to make it easier to walk/stride and climb over the fence to get to the pub instead of walking all the way round.
I have a few cards to share with you next I think. I'll get them up soon.