- Vogue 1310 Chado Ralph Rucci: The draping of this maxi skirt is to die for. A person could look like a slender column in this pattern. I think I'd shorten it so it doesn't sweep the floor (not really practical for running up and down the stairs here at Mood NYC).
- McCalls 6567 or Butterick 5757: Nice basic patterns, easy elastic waists, look like they could be swishy enough and would work well in a number of fabrics
- Simplicity 4188: A yoked waistband and multiple panels make for a very swirly skirt. Soft wovens like silk would work well with it.
- Burda 7553: Very similar to the Derek Lam skirt above.
I think a maxi skirt made out of this fabric and paired with a white shirt and black or dark accessories could look so chic. What do you think? Too bold? Or perfect for a summer day?
Tips for sewing a maxi skirt: Well, not a whole lot, actually, because I think sewing a maxi skirt should be purposely simple and easy. Choose a fabric that drapes well and doesn't need a lining, and that's half the battle. Do a simple machine-stitched narrow hem, finish seams as appropriate for your fabric, and that's it. Wear and enjoy!
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