The 10-minute maxi.
If you’re a mom to little kids, it’s more like the 22-minute maxi.
Either way, it’s fast. Why didn’t I make 5 of these at the beginning of Summer?
I followed Sew Caroline’s tutorial and it really does take no time at all. I did add an extra couple of inches to the length- which was good because after I tried it on, I was able to really get the exact length I wanted by cutting it right across the bottom with my rotary cutter.
No hemming here! Boom. Skirt.
Oh, I also used 1″ elastic in the waistband (instead of 1/2″)… which I think gives a better fit to most elastic-waisted things.
My fabric is a striped bamboo knit from Girl Charlee, though I believe it’s a goner… but there are lots of others to choose from. It’s really soft, but still substantial enough and stretchy without much curling up. I love it!
We’re at the beach now, and I decided to be a good blogger and schedule this post for today… I’m probably wearing this baby as we speak, strolling on the boardwalk and picking sand out of my hair. Surely this skirt will end up balled up in my suitcase (er…laundry basket- anyone else travel by basket? My husband thinks I’m nuts) but that’s what I like about it- no fuss!