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DIY Maxi Skirt

While blog browsing, I came across an awesome DIY blog by Mimi G where she has a video tutorial on how to make a maxi skirt.  I absolutely fell in love! I am the queen of DIY but had never tried sewing anything other than throw pillows which was really sad considering I received a great sewing machine for my birthday last year that was collecting dust.  When I saw the skirt, so many possibilities ran through my mind, one in particular is the maxi skirt I pinned a while ago and have not been able to find the color and style with pockets that wasn’t jersey.  That doesn’t seem like a big request but evidently it is.  So when I saw this maxi I thought ok I’ve never sewn before but this skirt seems relatively easy.  I started by going to the fabric store and selecting several pieces of fabric that caught my eye simply based on color and texture.  When the project began I had my Ipad out and on Mimi G’s site for instruction, I was completely in class at this point 🙂 I got so into it and found that I was pretty good at it that I added side pockets, don’t ask me how I figured that out lol and I also threw in a maxi dress for good measure which I will show a bit later.  I was completely on a roll.  Thank you Mimi!

Top- Alice By Temperley
Skirt- DIY
Belt- Eddie Bauer
Sandals- Ralph Lauren
Bag- Zara
Shades- Tom Ford



  1. May 2, 2012 / 5:36 am

    OMG!! You did so GREAT!!!!!! So excited for you 😀

    mimi g.

    • May 3, 2012 / 2:39 am

      Thank you Mimi 🙂

    • May 3, 2012 / 2:40 am

      Thank you, this was my first so trust me if I can do it anyone can 🙂

  2. May 2, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    The skirt looks great, good job.

    • May 3, 2012 / 2:41 am

      Thank you so much I'm kinda proud of myself lol

      • Johncie B.
        August 17, 2018 / 5:14 am

        Where did you go to learn how to sew

        • admin
          December 29, 2018 / 4:49 am

          Self taught

    • May 4, 2012 / 12:37 am

      You are your mother. This is beautiful. WOW! I, too, am impressed with you. Ya Hollywood Fitness GoToGurl…Fee King

  3. May 2, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I saw this on Mimi's pinterest. You did an amazing job! The skirt looks great on you!

    • May 3, 2012 / 2:41 am

      Thank you Erica 🙂

  4. May 2, 2012 / 5:10 pm

    Erica B. I think we have a natural, lol 😀

    • May 3, 2012 / 2:42 am

      Thank you

    • May 3, 2012 / 2:42 am

      Thank you, can I now call myself a seamstress? LOL

  5. May 2, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Great job! Found you on Mimi's Pinterest- welcome to the modern girl sewing club! Beautiful blog by the way

    • May 3, 2012 / 2:43 am

      Thank you so much, I see how this can become addictive 🙂

  6. May 30, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    You did an awesome job with this skirt! I love mimi g's tutorials. She makes sewing so easy. 😉 I can't wait to post my version of a jersey pencil skirt that I made following one of her tutorials. 😉 Btw, Love the color of fabric you selected and that you added pockets to it! Too cute.

    You Like It? I Made It!

  7. March 28, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    Can't believe I finally found this! Beautiful! What type of fabric did you use?

  8. March 28, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    I can't believe I finally found this! Beautiful! What type of fabric did you use?

  9. March 28, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    Thank you, I used a polyester faille.

  10. Anonymous
    July 1, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    Is there a tutorial on this? Maybe I'm just slow haha can't find it anywhere!

  11. July 30, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    Hold up! Wait a minute! You went from not sewing at all in May 2012, to sewing everything today?

  12. August 1, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Just found your blog, I've been following MiMi G for a month or so now, I am so inspired by all you have accomplished so far. Now I have two favorite sewing blogs yours and Mimi's. I've had my machine for a little over a month I've been watching a bunch of tutorials I'm hoping to make something soon and I plan on taking some courses at my local fabric store:)