Hot! The New Love Maxi


The Facts:

Fabric: Ikat print Chiffon $2.00 and Crepe de Chine lining $3.99
Pattern:  Self Drafted
Year: Now
Notions: Elastic from stash
Time to Complete: 2 Hours
First Worn: August 2012
Wear Again: All the time
Total Price: $5.99

I bought these fabrics back in May. The chiffon was on clearance and I had to have it. I had to have a maxi skirt made from it. A maxi skirt with a shorter lining underneath. I was excited all summer to make this skirt idea, But found I didn’t have time. When I saw we had a blue challenge coming up, I actually made my skirt right away. I was so excited, I just couldn’t wait.

I love the sheerness below the knees. I love the wide elastic waist. I just love this skirt all around. It was easy to make. I sewed my ends together, gather stitched it to my elastic, and serged my hem. Just quick and easy. Exactly what I needed at the time. Something easy to take my mind off of things.

Quick post today friends. I’m getting ready for a business trip to Chicago(ya! Chicago Bridal Market!), so you won’t see me next week. I hope everyone has a great week!




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.


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  1. I have a soft spot for Ikats and yours is gorgeous! What, pray tell, will you be doing in Chicago? I hope you have LOTS of fun and get great inspiration.

  2. Fabulous! You really suit that skirt length and I love the Ikat print. Can you believe I’d never even heard of Ikat before I started doing these challenges?

  3. Simple, easy and beautiful. I’ve been wanting to make a chiffon maxi skirt too, but I haven’t found any fabric with such an impact yet.

  4. Such a pretty skirt.. Hope you have a safe trip to Chicago..

  5. What fabulous fabric, and what a great way to take advantage of the amazing pattern. Great skirt, and have fun in Chicago!

  6. Oooo she’s lovely Bethany, I love me some ikat too and this length shows off the pattern beautifully.

    Safe travels see you back here soon.

  7. Isn’t it great when something so simple turns out so adorable? The fabric is lovely. I’ve yet to sew with chiffon, because of how difficult it can be. Maybe something like your skirt would be a good start for me. I’m encouraged by your successful accomplishment.

  8. Beautiful beautiful fabric and love that something so pretty AND useful was so easy to make, that must be an inspiration to newer sewists.