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For a casual-cool modern boho look, you’ll need a
slouchy-fabulous maxi skirt. Try this one, perfect
for lightweight, flowy knits like silk (y) jersey, or
blends of bamboo, modal, and rayon with a little
stretch and lots of drape. You can also make
this in drapey wovens like panne velvet, crinkle
gauze, rayon challis or crepe; just make sure
that you use a stretchy knit for the waistband.
Pull-on, paneled maxi A-line skirt has an optional
lining and a double thickness waistband to fold
or scrunch, with elastic for ease of wear. Skirt
hemline is oh-so-very-slightly gathered at the
side panels with a narrow elastic casing for a
controlled but lush and swingy silhouette; the
front pocket openings are done the same way.
This is the perfect style for dressy-casual and
low-key evening looks. Switch up your fabrics
to rock this gorgeous skirt year round; team it
with low-heel boots and a cropped sweater for
winter, a fitted denim jacket and ballet flats for
spring, a T-shirt and sandals to beat the heat of
pocket openings are done the same way.
summer, and with a cozy cardigan and your
favorite old-school sneakers to welcome fall.
All sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 will need around
3 yards or 275cm fabric; if you are lining your skirt, all sizes
will you’ll also need 2 yards or 182cm lining fabric.
To complete the skirt add enough *soft* 1” or 2.5cm wide
elastic to comfortably circle your waist.
All fabric amounts are for 60" or 150cm wide fabric.
Used a mystery knit from my stash with only 2 yards of fabric to work with so had to eliminate center front seams and make waist non-foldover. Pinned front pattern pieces together to get one front piece. Pockets are fun and give a subtle drape. Wanted it to be just above ankle bootie length and looked good at that length, so shortened pattern. Ended up elasticizing whole hem, rather than just the sides in order to get a more turned in silhouette. Used 3 inch wide elastic inside waistband which looked good and gave the wide effect, making up for not having enough fabric for the foldover style. Very comfy skirt and looks great.
I made this skirt one night and wore it the next. I found some dark yellow knit that was shimmery and decided it was worth a try. What a great gamble. I wore this for Christmas mass and then again on New Years. The pattern (and the fabric) were that versatile. I can see myself making a few of these skirts for work, an easy way to dress up and still feel as comfy as can be.