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Long, Linen, and the Green Monster of Jealousy
If you have seen my tablecloth skirt, then this is similar.
I love linen, it is great for winter and summer. I love that I look taller, it can be mixed with steampunk, gothic, or modern attire.

the scraps I had from it I used to make my Ruffle Cuffs (go check them out).

Posted by Jess H. from Cabot, Arkansas, United States • Published See Jess H.'s 21 projects »
  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Long Linen Skirt In Green - Step 1
    Step 1

    I folded my 3 yards in half and marked 12inches from corner
    as shown. this gives you about a 38 inch opening.
    I wanted extra space for a little bunching (my hips were about 34 when I made this)

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Long Linen Skirt In Green - Step 2
    Step 2

    from the newly created line, I went down 38inches from there. and marked it all the way. not from the point of the corner, but from the like first created at 12inches down.

  • Step 3

    I created a waistband (hip band) of about 34 inches (leaving room to sew onto zipper). I made it about 4 layers thick, but using a stiffener (or backing/interfacing) would probably be easier. I just didn't want it that stiff.
    the waistband ended up being about 2inches wide.

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Long Linen Skirt In Green - Step 4
    Step 4

    I put the right side of the waistband to the right side of the skirt, and attached using a half inch seam.
    it sits on my hips, so I didn't make it too tight (did not want to have muffin tops). if you were to wear it with a corset putting it on your waist would be a good idea.

  • How to sew a maxi skirt. Long Linen Skirt In Green - Step 5
    Step 5

    I made it a bit longer than I intended so I hemmed the bottom up quite a few inches (I am rather short).
    I then added pick-ups on both sides to help shorten it.
    I still walk on the front, but mostly if I am not walking with good posture.

  • Step 6

    I had thought about adding layers too the bottom, ruffles, lace.
    On the pick-ups you could add flowers or butterflies.
    whatever embellishments you desire.

  • Step 7

    Essentially it is a giant circle skirt (or rather 3/4 circle skirt). it moves like a dream, I feel like I'm floating. I hope you do too.

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Ievars · Rīga, Rīgas pilsēta, LV · 23 projects
I think these would go great with this http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/corset-top-2 Happy
Jess H.
Jess H. · Cabot, Arkansas, US · 37 projects
they do. Happy thanks for the favorites!

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