I hope you are well and enjoying the summer. A couple of summers ago, I purchased a white linen maxi skirt. It has the perfect fit, the perfect length, with one problem. The linen was so lightweight that you could see the outline of my thighs through it. The skirt didn’t get as much wear as I expected. I decided to make a similar skirt in a thicker linen. Here is what I came up with
After the last yellow linen dress I made, I had to sew with linen again! This is a simple A-line maxi, made with a 100% medium weight linen fabric. Per the description of the fabric, it does not require a lining and gets softer with washes. The skirt is unlined.
Here is a view of the back of the skirt. I drafted only two pattern pieces for this skirt, one is the skirt pattern, from which the front and the back are cut, and the second pattern piece is the facing, from which the front and back facing are cut. There are no darts.
Skirts are the most basic of garments when it comes to pattern making. I studied pattern making with Suzy Furrer at Apparel Arts. She offers several pattern making classes online now. I highly recommend her Skirt Drafting Class if you are interested in pattern making.
Here is the view from the side. I have an invisible zipper on the left side. Can you see it? No? Because it’s invisible 🙂 This might the 1st time I got a flawless invisible zipper installed, thanks for my new industrial machine.
I paired this maxi with a simple white scoop neck tee that has golden exposed zippers on the shoulders..
As for accessories, a simple summer hat does the trick!
I have been sewing a whole lot for VBS this week. Today is reserved for some selfish sewing, and i am moving on to a tank top for myself and finishing up a pair of high waisted denim pants that I will post to the blog soon!
Take care lovies.. and talk to you soon!