Sunday, April 08, 2012

Flowing...

I feel in love and became completely obsessed with purple maxis and maxis in general while collecting them on Pinterest.  These are three of my favorites collected from here, here and here.
I found this semi-sheer purple (it sometimes looks purple or blue depending on the light when photographed)  fabric at Hancock.  It's 60" wide and I bought 5 yards.  That's pretty much what it took to create the dramatic flowing of what I had in mind.  I didn't use a pattern.  I cut 4 - 45" long pieces on the grain and sewed them selvage to selvage on the serger.  I created a separate waistband and added 1" non-roll elastic and sewed that to the gathered top.
And I made a serged rolled hem.  I love this fabric and it was everything that I was looking for since I couldn't find any pleated fabric, but it shredded like crazy.  The more it was handled, the more it frayed.  
I wore this out and the temperature was dropping as the sun was setting so I threw on my leather jacket with a studded belt.  I love how it gave such a girly look an edgy feel.
Worn with my leather moto jacket; a silk tank: TJ Maxx (old); belt: Calvin Klein; necklace: Forever 21; shoes: Jessica Simpson; clutch: Nine West.

Have a Happy Easter!

42 comments:

  1. Fabulous outfit Erica! Gorgeous skirt!!! The purple color makes it both bold and yet elegant!

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  2. Am lovin maxis any colour. Looks great.

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    1. Sassy T, as am I! I plan to make a couple more! Thanks!

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  3. Gorgeous. Im trying to follow your lead.

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    1. Onefromphilly, you can do it! Thanks!

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  4. Fantastic skirt! The fabric is amazing. You just gave me an idea what to make with some really thin knit I have in my stash!

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    1. Thanks Merche Martinez!

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  5. Girly! Edgy. So YOU!

    Diane in Michigan

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  6. Love that color!!! Looking great :D Following and looking forward to more posts:D

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  7. This skirt is just pure fabulousness. I don't even care if that's not a word. The color is just gorgeous, and in a maxi it's very striking! Love it.

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  8. Very pretty, but yet still has the edge!

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  9. Edgy indeed. What a lovely skirt. May try this in a red I recently purchased from Hancock, as well. Thanks for sharing. BTW, I was able to purchase 10 yds at $ .95 per yard!!!!

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    1. Wow... what a great deal Brenda! I hope you enjoy all of that yardage! Thanks!

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  10. Loving it Erica B :)

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  11. Love the skirt! Suede/Simplicity has a nice circle maxi. It requires a lot of fabric but it doesn't require gathering at the waist. I has that same full affect. Your's is Fabu as usual!!

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    1. Thanks Carol... I'm going to add that one to my list.

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  12. Shock and awe. I think this is my favorite outfit EVER!

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  13. Thank you so much for including me in this and Im happy you liked my look. I recently wore a purple maxi again in a different way lol. Im loving your blog and you now have a new follower. Id love to be able to sew like you!

    Jen
    www.commecoco.com

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  14. Jen, you have great style! Thanks for reading!

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  15. I absolutely love the color and drama of this maxi! I also like the addition of the leather jacket, you are def one of my sewing inspirations.

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  16. I love this color on you.... The flow of the Maxi is perfect....

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  17. Love this look! I want to give this a try with a blazer so I can wear them at work.

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    1. It would look so hot with a blazer. Thanks!

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  18. Beautiful skirt and it looks great the way you have it styled! I can't wait to make a maxi skirt. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wow, you look wonderful! No wonder you inspired Carolyn. I absolutely love your skirt. You wear it with such flair!

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  20. Wow, you lool fabulous!!! love the purple maxi!!!

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  21. I'm curious. Did you line it? I want to make a similar skirt but am not sure what to line it with. I'm scared that too many layers would add too much bulk to the waistline.

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