I love maxi skirts–I feel like the length is pretty flattering on me and they usually manage to hide most of my “problem areas”. However I do have one beef with them: most maxi skirts you find in the stores are cut quite slim through the hips. Combine a tighter cut with the lightweight stretchy fabric they’re usually made in, and a little too much ends up on display when I wear them. Like my mommy tummy. And a few other rolls I prefer to keep disguised. What I really want from the perfect maxi skirt is some fullness and drape.
After realizing how easy a knit half circle skirt was last week, I decided to give a half circle maxi a try. I love it! It’s as comfy as any maxi skirt, but the fullness just makes it look a bit better. Plus it swishes as I walk, which is kind of fun.
I followed the exact same steps as I did in the half circle skirt tutorial, just cutting the hemline quite a bit longer. This meant I needed 3 full yards of 60 inch wide fabric.
If you’d like to make one, follow the instructions in last week’s post.