No pattern! Black and white striped maxi skirt

It's exactly like it sounds... I threw together this striped maxi skirt in just a few minutes, and didn't need a pattern!  I found this super fun black and white stripe knit, nice and thick and cottony, at Goodwill for $3.99.  It was a big piece but sort of oddly shaped--suuuuuper wide but with a chunk out of it.

I knew it was destined for something comfy.  I don't really have much in the way of casual skirts, so I thought a maxi skirt would be good!  I traced an old J.Crew skirt I have for the basic shape, and cut it a little longer.  Gotta be on-trend, ya know.

Luckily, I had a trip to my mom's planned, and I made this there with her lovely serger.  The side seams don't curl, are nicely finished, and stretch so easily! Wahoo!!  I just turned over the top twice and made a casing for some elastic.

See my Sewing Circle post on sewing on knits if you want more info...

Ta-da!

Check out those matched stripes... ;)

So yeah, comfy and fun!  I highly recommend you throw one together sometime!

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  1. So cute and simple! Maxi dresses and skirts are never long enough for me (tall girl troubles), so one day I might just break down and make myself a long skirt like this.

    Meg
    http://megshandmadelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Good call! Definitely easy and you'll get the exact right length!

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  2. i love that skirt! great job girl!

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  3. Arggh so jealous of how you matched the stripes. I am, right this minute, procrastinating cutting out a top from a striped knit because it just WILL NOT be nice!
    The stripes won't lie straight, stupid fabric! Aghh! Any tips?

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    1. Press it really well before you sew, and pin at every stripe! Totally do able, just go slow. The wide stripes are a little easier than narrow--but more obvious if they don't match!

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    2. Thank you for your reply and help. I have promised not to be too hard on myself if it doesn't go perfectly!

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  4. I should say that it is lovely. Keep going !

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