The “Twinners are Winners” Chevron Maxi Skirt

 

 

The Facts:

Fabric: Striped Jersey from Michael Levine
Pattern: A basic skirt pattern I revised for my skirt and basic pillowcase dress pattern for toddler dress, Tutorial coming soon
Year: Modern
Notions: none
Time to complete: 3 hours
First worn: July 18
Wear again? Of course, it’s my “go to” staple
Total price: $20

When it came to the reality check challenge, I was a little stumped. What don’t I have that I need in my closet? My closet is FULL of clothes. I remembered I picked up this beautiful gray and pink striped jersey in the fabric district last month, with intentions to make a maxi dress, but decided later on I didn’t want a maxi dress anymore. But I still needed to use this gorgeous fabric that I fell in love with at $5 a yard. I literally sat and thought about how I could incorporate this fabric into the next challenge as something I wanted/needed/would wear. I flipped through some magazines and saw a chevron maxi skirt I adored. I must have that! Or, I must make that! When it came to figuring how to do the chevron part i skipped over to my friends, sister’s blog, Miranda, of One Little Minute, for her chevron dress tutorial. I just found a basic A-line skirt pattern in my stash (no brand) I applied her directions to my skirt, and did the same for M.E.’s pillowcase dress. Since I had some of the fabric left over, i thought a Mommy & Me matching set would be cute.

This tutorial was very simple to follow, you just have to make sure your stripes match up properly when cutting and sewing. When is came to the waist band, I only made one seam, but French seamed it so I could fold the band over. I put the seam in the back to match up with the skirt seam down the center back. For M.E.’s pillowcase dress, I braided some leftover strips and used them as the tie through/straps.

Not only was the maxi skirt part of a nice reality check of something I wanted, but I really need to start sewing for my daughter again. She has been putting in requests lately of pretty dresses and tutu’s. So this challenge was to also incorporate something for the little love of my life. She loves her new dress and especially loves to twirl in it.

I apologize that these photos aren’t as awesome as last weeks. We had plenty of time to do them, but could not find a very awesome place to take our pictures that were a safe environment for the little one. So we went to the outdoor mall again…..But seriously, thank you to everyone who gave such kind comments. Your compliments made my husband head soar through the roof, he is very appreciative of all the positive feedback. It pushes him to strive to be better, and it certainly pushes me to look better in the photos.

 

Author

Bethany

Bethany is a forever student in Fashion Design. She took a hiatus from her studies due to the fear of using a sewing machine and a long term illness. It wasn't until her daughter was born, she felt inspired to create again and dive headfirst into sewing by machine.

12 Comments

  1. Hi Bethany, I love the mommy and me outfits. She is adorable, I’m going to swing by apick up the chevon directions, it’s something missing in my wardrobe for sure.

  2. absolutely stunning. Adore the toddler dress.

  3. Both of you are so cute! Love the fabric color and the chevron stripes.

  4. Adorable.. Love both of your outfits.. sooo cute.

  5. Very adorable! Love the plait details on your skirt and her dress. She’s so cute!

  6. So cute, loved her in the water fountain on Instagram! Copying you like the previous week ! Too funny!

  7. Adorable! It’s perfection! (your skirt is nice too ;-) ). Love the colours, and the perfect chevrons.

  8. Soooo cute! I want one and a little mini me to dress up, LOL,

  9. This looks so very comfortable. Love it.

  10. Fantastic chevron match up Bethany you both look darling. I too love seeing M.E having fun on Instagram she is such a cutie. Glad to read that your hubby enjoyed all of the comments on he’s photography skills, you guys make a great team. Keep up the brilliant work.

  11. What an adorable set!

  12. You two are cute beyond words…I’ve bookmarked your tutorial on making this maxi on your website to try out later :) Thank you!

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