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
Belt- Eddie Bauer
Sandals- Ralph Lauren
Shades- Tom Ford
OMG!! You did so GREAT!!!!!! So excited for you 😀
Thank you Mimi 🙂
Gorgeous skirt. I really wish I could sew.
Thank you, this was my first so trust me if I can do it anyone can 🙂
The skirt looks great, good job.
Thank you so much I'm kinda proud of myself lol
Where did you go to learn how to sew
You are your mother. This is beautiful. WOW! I, too, am impressed with you. Ya Hollywood Fitness GoToGurl…Fee King
I saw this on Mimi's pinterest. You did an amazing job! The skirt looks great on you!
Thank you Erica 🙂
Erica B. I think we have a natural, lol 😀
I love your skirt! 🙂
OMG!! You did a great job with that skirt!
I love it!
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Thank you, can I now call myself a seamstress? LOL
Great job! Found you on Mimi's Pinterest- welcome to the modern girl sewing club! Beautiful blog by the way
Thank you so much, I see how this can become addictive 🙂
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.
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Can't believe I finally found this! Beautiful! What type of fabric did you use?
I can't believe I finally found this! Beautiful! What type of fabric did you use?
Thank you, I used a polyester faille.
Is there a tutorial on this? Maybe I'm just slow haha can't find it anywhere!
Hold up! Wait a minute! You went from not sewing at all in May 2012, to sewing everything today?
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:)