I had been inspired by a post from The Chic Sheet and decided that I could make the skirt featured… so I did! 🙂 (unfortunately I can’t find the post again but their daily posts contain lovely images to flick through)
I had been seeing sheer maxi mini skirts everywhere and I kept telling myself that I would make one, so I finally kicked myself to do it.
I didn’t document the process of making this skirt, but I think it should be easy enough to grasp with the instructions and after photos.
If you use a stretch lace for the exterior and a stretch cotton for the interior, the outcome will be more forgiving.
1. Measure your waist, add excess for a sewing margin. Figure out your desired length of maxi out skirt and mini in skirt, add excess for a waistband.
2. Cut out two tapered rectangular pieces from the lace which will be the front and the back of the maxi skirt, matching your measurements with excess for sewing.
(tapered so the top is thinner to fit the waist and the bottom is wider so walking won’t be an issue)
3. Cut out two tapered rectangular pieces from the stretch cotton which will be the front and back of the mini skirt, matching the top of the lace pieces.
4. Hem one side of each of the stretch cotto pieces. This will be the bottom of the mini.
5. Match one mini to one maxi, the way that you want it to look (Hemmed side at the bottom). Pin and sew sides. Do the same for the other mini and maxi pieces
6. Place the two mini-maxi pieces facing each other the wrong way. Sew sides.
7. Fold the top down twice to allow for an elastic to be placed in. Pin and sew. But remember to leave a gap to insert the elastic.
8. Insert the elastic band with a safety pin attached, pull through. Sew ends of the elastic together.
9. Sew gap in waistband shut.
10. Hem the bottom of the maxi.
(The last few steps on the waist and bottom are very similar to the last few steps of the DIY Tiered Lace Scalloped Skirt)
Under Top: Kookai
Shoes: Nine West
I was thinking about making a black one too and maybe making a pair of shorts with the left over lace. I’ll keep you posted ^_^
Let me know if you try it out and feel free to ask about the project if you encounter any issues.