More knit training with a maxi skirt

On that amazingly productive sewing day where I made 2 garments (I know it’s not that many but for me it’s a lot!), both of them were knits. First this t-shirt and then the below maxi-skirt:

It’s actually not very different than a lot of tutorials that you will find online but I drafted mine with a curve waistline and hem. Also I like to have fullness at the bottom so it’s a wide A instead of a rectangle.

All seams were serged and I added a partial lining in the same fabric because I was a little concern that the thin knit would let my underwear show. The waistline is a classic foldover one that you also find on yoga pants:

Folded (and less weird)!

Fabric was found here in Port-au-Prince on one of my excursions before meeting with Lakaribane for the first time. Let me tell you that I was quite proud of my find since nice knit is not Haiti’s most common good. BTW, by an initial-and-totally-not-scientific assessment, I’m convinced that mangoes are Haiti’s most common good, which is très delicious but totally useless sewing wise…

The fabric had an edge print: “studio line by caravel fabrics samsung” and apparently it means that it was made in South Korea. I would love to hear the story of those 3 yards traveling the world to end up in a haitian store!



Not really much more to say about this project except that I will make more skirts when I find more knits (and that’s Lakaribane’s responsability because it will probably require an expedition to One Love) because seriously, I wear maxi skirts every other day.  Also, I have used this project to practice my CAD patternmaking and tiny Illustrator skills so you may see this come up as a free downloadable pattern soon… (That is if my illustrator capacities improve because the pattern is done and graded but I’m just trying to turn it into a multi page pdf, any advice in that regard is very welcome!!


In other news, if you follow my instagram you will know that I finished another Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Pattern (let’s just call them SBCC ok?) , I’ll blog it as soon as it gets photographed :

6 thoughts on “More knit training with a maxi skirt

  1. Palmi Lindjärv August 21, 2013 / 11:59 am

    Oh, I’d really love to have the maxi skirt pattern.

    • The Sewing French Girl August 22, 2013 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks, I just need to improve my illustrator skills…

  2. Carolyn August 25, 2013 / 3:56 am

    Gorgeous! I love a good maxi skirt, looks so chic and elegant and summer-ready :)

    • The Sewing French Girl September 3, 2013 / 7:17 pm

      Thanks Carolyn! I read everything you post!

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