When Sandra contacted me to show me how she had made (yes MADE!) a maxi skirt just like my Matalan one, I knew it was something to share on here. Based in Australia and with a limited clothing budget, this talented lady regularly makes clothes for herself and her kids. I’ll hand you over to Sandra…
Up until now I have sidestepped the whole maxi trend, assuming that the style wouldn’t work for me. Most of the styles I have seen are usually made up in a floaty, printed fabric that just isn’t me, and while I am not averse to the neck to ankle look, gadding about in full length garb generally doesn’t mix with my current lifestyle (in other words, I don’t need to get my legs tangled up in extra fabric while trying to catch small children before they climb the bookshelves).
But then I saw this skirt on School Gate Style, and I realised that I could maybe try one out for me.
I had the fabric, dark grey cotton jersey in the stash, I had the pattern (a sort of self drafted flared skirt that I attached to the waistband from these Burda pants) and I even had the overlocker set up with the right amount of thread cones and ball point needles.
And I really needed a no brain project after the concentration sapping duffle coat (which I have now realised that I have spelt incorrectly all over the web!).
There is probably a tad too much flare in the skirt, I basically flared the skirt enough to just fit the pattern piece on the fabric width, but it doesn’t bother me enough to alter it.
Otherwise I am quite pleased with it, although I have yet to actually venture out of the house wearing it!
And if you have a hankering for one of your own, this pattern would be a good fit.
Thanks for reading…Sandra