Pair Two Skirts for One Great Original Maxi!

Hey, fellow bohemian-fashion lovers!

This is an EASY project.

Simply sew one skirt on the bottom of another skirt, embellish, and have fun wearing your new, one-of-a-kind maxi skirt!! 😀

So…instead of giving away garments I no longer wore much, I now have a skirt I lovewithout the extra expense!

These two skirts are slimming because they hug the hips; flowing and graceful because the bottom is full, thereby, catching the breezes; and give the appearance that the wearer is taller than she actually is—particularly advantageous to us shorter gals! 🙂

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Skirt # 1

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I tend to be a “fashion hoarder.” Lol. I’m glad, though, because I discovered how compatible the prints are on these two short skirts. The colors blend very well and both have roses in the print—ahhh…romantic!

It occurred to me: Why don’t I combine the two short skirts that I seldom wear, and have a rather dreamy, figure-enhancing skirt that I’d wear with pleasure and enjoy time after time. 🙂

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Before putting the two short skirts together, remove the waistband and zipper, or elastic band, from the full skirt. I just cut, rather than taking the time and effort to rip out seams. Let out the hem of the fitted skirt—or, not—all according to how long they are and how tall you are.

In order to get your composite skirt-in-the-making the right length, put on the fitted skirt, zip it. Also step into the full skirt. The top edge of the gathered skirt fits just under the bottom edge of the fitted skirt.

Pin in many places around your knees where the two come together, allowing for the gather to be consistently spaced. Allow about 1/4- to 1/2-inch seam. You may have to pin, take it off, work with the gather, put it on again, etc. It might take a little time and determination to get it right.

Make sure your combination skirt-in-the-making hangs evenly above the floor. I like mine as long as I can get it while I’m bare-footed, without dragging when I walk without shoes, or with flat sandals. I’m a low-heeled walker. High heels look great—in the store window, or on somebody else—but, I’m just not comfortable in heels, though wearing tall heels would enhance my 5′ 2″ height. Besides, to me, a long skirt worn with high heels just doesn’t look good—but, that’s me. Take into consideration what shoes you’ll wear with it, in deciding the length. (It’s more versatile, though, if you make it a length you can wear with flats.) I love boots with a maxi—low or moderately heeled, such as cowboy boots. Love those cowboy boots! ❤

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I wanted to add an embellishment at the transition area…something that suits the romantic theme. I’ve been collecting hand-crocheted doilies, bought very frugally, of course. I chose one that I liked when I laid it on the skirt, and hand-sewed it on—but just on the top part that was the fitted part of the skirt. I left the bottom free to move.

Here’s the first combination skirt…doily-skirt …………………………………………………

Skirt #2

The instructions for the second one are the same as the first, except for the trim on the transition area. Of course, I chose colors and textures that coordinated with and complemented the existing fabrics.

I added some frivolous garnish: swatches of lace and snatches of color “rags,” leaving the unfinished edges, and finished the transition area with strips of cloth from a shirt, again leaving the edges raw, to add to the playful theme of the skirt.

Also, this one has a belt! It brought the color from the bottom of the skirt up to the top! 😀

For belt loops, I used the loops from the inside waist of the full skirt…You know, those loops that are supposed to be used in hanging the skirt on a hanger. So, I had matching loops! Cool! In my stash of goodies, I had this super cool belt—and the colors went great with the skirt! Yippee! 😀 I positioned the belt at my hips, ’cause I really prefer the hip-hugger look—it lengthens my look (remember, I’m short).

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Here’s the second skirt made of two skirts…dsc_0185-leopard-skirt-more-curve

Show me your creations…lemme see some pix!! 😀

Until next time… ❤

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