Library Maxi Skirt Tutorial

 

Library Maxi Skirt Tutorial

Supply List:
1 yard knit fabric for main body of skirt.
1/2 yard knit fabric for the trim and hem.
other sewing essentials


Lay out your main fabric {blue} and fold in half…if it’s not already folded from the fabric store.
Determine the waist size you want the waist and divide it in half.  My model: 27/2 = 13.5”
Add a half inch for seam allowance on each side which means you will add an inch to your final number.  My number: 14.5”
So with your fabric laid out nice and flat, find your number {from above} on your measuring tape and let’s get cutting.
Lay your measuring tape on the fabric centering your number like this:

How to Make a Maxi Skirt

Divide the number {14.5”} by 2 to find the middle of your measuring tape.  Mine: 7.25”  Put a pin at this mark.
How to Make a Maxi Skirt

Remove your tape measure and fold the fabric where you just put your middle pin mark making sure the 1” pin and the 14.5” pin touch.
How to Make a Maxi Skirt

Straighten it all out and let’s cut the angle of the skirt now.
There is no fancy math required here.  I just added wanted a slight angle so I added 5 inches to my 7.25. So the bottom would be 12.25 inches.
Measure down the length you want your skirt; mine was 24”.  At the 24” mark measure 12.25” from the fold and lay your ruler down connecting the 1” mark at the top of the fabric with your 1” mark at the bottom and cut.
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Library Skirt Tutorial Step 3 Library Skirt Tutorial Step 3b

Now for the hem and the waistband.
I cut the waistband 7.25 {folded} x 3.5”.  I kept it straight in line with the waist, but the hem I cut it so the angled cut kept going.
Library Skirt Tutorial Step 4a

Pin the hem piece to the main body {right sides together} and sew a 1/2 seam.  Do this to both pieces.
Library Skirt Tutorial Collage

Line up the seams and pin one sides of the main body and the hem with right sides together.  We are going to do a 1/2 seam up each side.
How to Make a Maxi Skirt

Because you are using knit, you don’t have to hem it.  I really wanted a finished look on this maxi skirt so I hemmed it.
Iron the hem down a 1/4 inch and pin.  Sew a stitch a little less than a 1/4 inch and then sew another on about 1/8 inch from the hem.
Looks great, right?
How to Make a Maxi Skirt
How to Make a Maxi Skirt

Let’ do the waistband.  Pin the sides right sides together and sew a 1/2 seam down each one.  Now you have a circle.
Fold it in half and attach it to the top of the main body with plenty of pins.  Sew a 1/2 inch seam around and iron flat.
How to Make a Maxi Skirt

You have a beautiful and VERY comfortable Library Maxi Skirt!

Library Maxi Skirt Tutorial

Enjoy!

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