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!