I had seen this beautiful gold sequinsy fabric a month back while in Winnipeg and my heart fell in love. I knew instantly that I had to buy it, even though I had no clue what I was going to make with it. Usually what happens, I buy something that toodles my fancy, put it in my room of inspiration and wait for a brilliant idea to come to me. That happened today! I love these days! 🙂
Today I attempted (successfully I may add) to make a Gold Maxi Skirt. Honestly took me about 20 minutes to make with a sewing machine. Would probably take about an hour if you are sewing by hand. And to all the people without a sewing machine, this one is definitely dooable by hand.
So here’s what the finished product looks like.
Here we go!!!
Pick any fabric of your choice. Preferably something stretchy, as it is way easier to work with.
Now this is the fun part, there are really no specific measurements for this sparkly number. You can pick how much fabric you want to use. I personally preferred more as I was going for the bunchier look at the top. Best part with doing that, no matter how your body may change, it will always fit.
The length of the material (top to bottom) will be the length on you. However much you choose will be the body of the skirt.
Flip the material inside out and pin at the edge you have just cut.
Sew along the pinned edge. WE ARE ALMOST DONE! ALREADY!!!!
Take an elastic band and while stretching a tad pull around your waist. Now add an extra 1/4 inch to that and cut.
Sew the edges together.
Pull over one end of the inside out material.
Turn the edge of the fabric over the elastic. And if you find pinning helpful, pin away baby! Pin around the elastic. NOTE: Half way through you will be stretching the elastic, while pinning your fabric.
Sew around to secure the elastic in place. NOTE: Be sure not to sew on top of the elastic as it will not let allow you to have the bunching effect.
TURN INSIDE OUT AND BADABING BADABOOM YOU ARE DONE!
SHIMMY SHIMMY COCO WHHHHATTTTTTTTTTTT!