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Dreamy Maxi Skirt

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DIY transparent maxi skirt inspired by theatre, fairy tales, fantasy books and movies.

Posted by Delf from Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia • Published February 19, 2013
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  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Dreamy Maxi Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Some of the things you'll need. Get someone to take your waist-to-floor measure.

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Dreamy Maxi Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start with connecting the fabric in length. Be sure to make the stitch from the wrong side (back of the fabric).

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Dreamy Maxi Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now do the zigzag stitch on the edge. This will prevent your fabric from fraying.

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Dreamy Maxi Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make the hem fold. The width of the skirt at this point needs to be the same as the width of your hips so that you'll be able to get the skirt on and off.

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Dreamy Maxi Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure the elastic band to the size of your waistline. Use a black thread for sewing on a black elastic.

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Dreamy Maxi Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is an important step. When sewing the fabric and elastic band together, be sure to stretch the elastic as you go. The final step is to do the hem (not shown in the picture).

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 650 projects

It's gorgeous and I love your outfit!

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, GB · 115 projects

Lovely! and you are so pretty!

Delf
Delf · Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, HR · 2 projects

*blush* Thank you for the kind words!

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Tibbles
Tibbles · Sheffield

Love this skirt - it's so cute!
Got very confused with the instructions though. S:
<3

Delf
Delf · Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, HR · 2 projects

Sorry about that. I know it's not the best tutorial because I'm not really familiar with English sewing terminology, but I'm sure you'll figure it out if you have sewing experience. It's not that difficult. :-)

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CO + K User

Looks great, thanks for the great idea for coming summer!

Delf
Delf · Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, HR · 2 projects

You're welcome. :-)

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Steves
Steves · American Southwest, United States · 23 projects

So easy and so cute. I think this summer will be a skirt summer for me.... :)

Delf
Delf · Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, HR · 2 projects

Thank you! :-)

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jenny.furner
jenny.furner · Boggabri, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects

This is beautiful! Definitely making!! But what would you wear under it? :)

Delf
Delf · Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, HR · 2 projects

Thanks, Jenny! It's not that transparent, but you can wear a black body or a tunic underneath, for example. :-)

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Hella
Hella · Rotterdam, South Holland, NL · 60 projects

You look gorgeous, I love this outfit! Is the jacket also self made?

Delf
Delf · Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, HR · 2 projects

Thank you! :-) No, the jacket is old. The name of the brand is Fervente (http://www.ferventeshop.com/).

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Eleanor
Eleanor · Cumbria, England, GB · 32 projects

This looks amazing and seems so simple.
Is the skirt just the one layer using the full 3 metres?

Delf
Delf · Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County, HR · 2 projects

Thanks, Eleanor! It is simple if you're good at sewing. :-) Yes, it's one layer.

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