Super Quick and Easy DIY Maxi Skirt

It has crossed my mind that my wardrobe has NO long skirts…. not sure how, or why?! A long skirt is perfect when you are not quite sure how warm it is going to be. This week I was talked into buying this dress by my daughter, she fell in love with the fun print.

Knit dree ready for refashioning

As you can see it is a little generous on top for my figure. I had read that it takes only ten minutes to create a maxi skirt, time to put this to the test. Plus its a perfect dress to convert and enter into  Renegade Seamstress Refashion Runaway sew along.

DIY Maxi Skirt

First cut the skirt to required length plus an inch.

Cut dress to create skirt

Turn over along waist to create waist band. Measure waist for elastic, sew up elastic into one circle for required measurements.Place elastic into pinned waistband.

Insert elastic into oinned waistband

Stitch waistband – thats it!!

Stitch waistband

This method saves the sometimes fiddly alternative of threading elastic through with a safety pin:)

Super quick and easy DIY Maxi Skirt

So how about the ten minute time framework for a DIY Maxi Skirt? It took me no more than twenty minutes including changing sewing machine needle to ballpoint and fitting my walking foot (these help your sewing machine sew knit fabric without skipping stitches).

Maxi Skirt Refashion

I am delighted my daughter talked me ino buying the dress, the bright swirly pattern has grown on me:)




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  1. Elizabeth
    August 12, 2015 / 9:34 am

    I love the picture of you on the beach. The skirt is gorgeous, I love the pattern and it really suits you. Clearly Amy has good taste!! xx

    • Vicky
      August 16, 2015 / 6:46 am

      Cheers Elizabeth- have to admit the ten minute/twenty minutes was put to the test as I was determined to wear on my day out at the beach.

  2. August 12, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Great skirt Vicky, I love that fabric print!

    Thanks for sharing it

    • Vicky
      August 16, 2015 / 6:44 am

      Thanks Daniela:)

    • Vicky
      August 16, 2015 / 6:43 am

      I have grown to love the fabric pattern, it’s rather good at distracting from a not so slim tummy!!

    • Vicky
      August 16, 2015 / 6:04 pm

      Have to admit I found it tricky to find a before image I was happy to put on the World Wide Web!!!

  3. August 17, 2015 / 4:13 am

    I love it, what a beautiful print!

  4. August 24, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Gosh, what a lovely skirt, loving the colours and pattern. That is a super quick way to turn a dress into a skirt, thanks for sharing the tip.

  5. November 23, 2017 / 9:26 am

    OMG. You’re so creative. I really love your idea

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