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By now you all know that I am obsessed with maxi skirts. However, as a tall girl, finding maxis that are long enough can be challenging. After spending several hours yesterday searching for tall length maxis to no avail, I quickly whipped this one up instead.
This is a really fast project! With just one cut of fabric, this skirt came together in just 45 min. I am sure if you have more experience with silky fabrics, or were using cotton/knit it would be even faster.
I did a very simple tutorial for this- a line drawing. I apologize in advance for my lack of skill here. One day I hope to learn a better technique for this sort of thing. In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions, or need more instruction.
Here’s how you can make a One Seam Maxi Skirt: (I always recommend reading the whole tutorial through before starting.)
2 yards of fabirc, more or less depending on size
1″ inch elastic the measurement of your waist
1. Cut you fabric into a rectangle 2 to 3 x’s the measurement of your waist. (My waist is 26 inches, so my rectangle was 78 inches wide.) Determine the length you want. I used an existing maxi I liked the fit of as a guide. Adding 3 inches for the hem and waistband. Cut fabric to length. (Mine was 48 inches in length- but I am tall.) *note, if you are using a silky fabric do up to 3 x’s your waist measurement for a full look that still lays nicely, if you are using a heavier cotton or a knit, I would recommned only doing 2 to 2.5 x’s your waist measurement, as it will get too bulky the more fabric you use. The more fabric, the fuller the skirt.
2. Fold the fabric in half right sides together, sew down the edge of the fabric. This seam will be in the back of your skirt. Serge or zig zag stich to finish your edges.
3. Fold over 1 1/4 inch once and then 1 1/4 again. Sew the waistband casing leaving an opening to thread your elastic through. Thread elastic through the casing. Sew the opening closed. Distribute fabric evenly over elastic.
4. Fold over 1 inch once and then 1 inch again. Sew the hem.
As always, let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.