I'm really excited about this skirt. I love the long maxi skirt fashions that are in these days so I've been planning on jumping on the band wagon and making a whole bunch of my own. :-)
This one is based very loosely on Butterick 3134. View C
Fabric: Jegging (jeans that are technically leggings) fabric on sale for $3 a yard. Oh, yeah! This stuff is perfect too because it looks like a lovely long denim skirt, but the drape is much nicer and it is as comfortable as your basic knit maxi skirt!
I cut the skirt for view C on a fold (except narrower as the fabric would permit) and made it longer. I actually just cut out a rectangle for the waistband. So I guess you could say I was just inspired by it. There is no closure, which is sweet. Knits rock.
I wore it in London and Paris a lot. I tried to not wear it when it was raining though because it is so long it just soaks up all the water.
When I was at the Eiffel Tower it was gorgeous and then it started pouring so the bottom 10 inches got super heavy and sand-laden. :-)
When sewing knits like this you've got to make the pattern 2 sizes smaller than you normally would. It stretches so nicely, but if it is too big it just falls off.
Nice skinny hem.
I just realized that this skirt makes me looks short (-er, ish, etc.) Haha.
P.S. Do you like this dynamic view design? I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it is really simple and I like that aspect.