Diagonal Maxi Skirt Tutorial


I have been wanting to make a Maxi Skirt for myself forever!!  I finally decided to make one for Project Sewn this season and I LOVE it!  It is so comfy.  I found this great striped fabric and knew that I didn't want to just cut it out horizontally.  Why?  Because I didn't want to be any wider then I already am.  You understand I am sure.  So I decided to make a diagonal Maxi Skirt.  Today, you get the tutorial!!

Materials Needed:
2-3 yards of Knit fabric
Pattern paper (or paper bags)
Pencil
Scissors
Sewing Machine/Serger

First thing, you'll want to make your skirt pattern.  There are tons of tutorials out there on how to do this.  Or you can use a skirt you already have.  I made mine using a skirt I already owned and just extended the length.  But check out this great post from Train To Crazy on how to measure and make your own pattern.

Next, you'll take your pattern and slice it into 3 pieces.  Slicing at the diagonal.  That is what you see below.


Next, you're going to going to cut your pieces.  First, fold your fabric in half pulling it into a diagonal position.  You can see on the picture below that the lines don't match.  Place the center front of your pattern piece on the fold.  Cut it out.  Make sure to add a seam allowance around the pattern as you cut. 


Repeat this with the other two pieces, however, pull the fabric so the diagonal is going the opposite direction for the middle layer and then again for the bottom layer.  You can see the different angles below.


Next lay out your pieces flat.  You can see below that the angles are different.  That is what you want.  Pin the center point and then out to your edges.  Stitch your layers together.


Here the skirt is stitched together.


Now fold the skirt so right sides are together and stitch down the straight edge.  This seam will be your side seam.  Now take a wide rectangular piece of fabric and create your waistband.  You might want try it on before you add to wide of a waistband.


Now go put it on and wear it all day long and enjoy being comfy!!  See this is me all comfy with the wind in my hair.