How to: sew a quick and easy maxi skirt this summer
Maxis are huge this summer - and thankfully the UK summer has made long skirts more comfortable than the usual alternative. Even better, they'll continue to be indispensable all the way into A/W 2012 - all part of the nineties revival trend that just keeps giving the grunge.
Thankfully, these wardrobe essentials are also a doddle to sew! Foxy Australian fashionista Pretty Quirky Pants has done us all a great service and put up an eminently do-able tutorial for a luscious maxi skirt in - yum! - stretch silk. Soft, lustrous, with a bit of give, stretch silk is the perfect material for a maxi.
Make one now and pair it with a black vest and sandals or platform wedges (plus some fierce necklaces) for summer - as we head towards fall you'll be able to keep wearing it with a denim jacket and killer boots.
So, that leaves just one question - where's best to get the fabric for this project? Well, I had a little too much fun going over the MacCulloch & Wallis stretch fabrics page - and if you decide to make this deliciously simple skirt, I think you will too.
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[Images via Pretty Quirky Pants.]