Make a Maxi Skirt from a Sheet | Mabey She Made It #upcycle #sewing #repurpose #maxiskirt #sheet

I love it when I see something really inspiring, and everything comes together. A while ago, I came across aΒ post by Mimi G. for a maxi skirt with a sash and I loved it.

So I set out to find a pattern similar in shape to the one she created.Β What I came up with was an awesome vintage pattern from the 80’s that, although it was a tea length, was the right shape.Β I also had this awesome king-sized bed sheet that I’d found for $2, and I knew that it would make a great skirt. I also knew that even if I messed up, I wasn’t out much. πŸ™‚

Make a Maxi Skirt from a Sheet | Mabey She Made It #upcycle #sewing #repurpose #maxiskirt #sheet

I laid out my pattern, and since it’s a really full skirt, it took most of the sheet to make my front and back pieces. You can see how full it is in this shot.

Make a Maxi Skirt from a Sheet | Mabey She Made It #upcycle #sewing #repurpose #maxiskirt #sheet

I had to lengthen the skirt by quite a bit to get it to hit the floor, but it was so worth it.

After sewing up the basic skirt, I wanted to make it look more like the inspiration photo so I went back and created a long sash and big fat belt loops. Adding them to the skirt made a big difference, and now I was almost done! Just one problem–look at that hemline.

Make a Maxi Skirt from a Sheet | Mabey She Made It #upcycle #sewing #repurpose #maxiskirt #sheet

It’s a huge (really long) curved edge. I pressed a hem all around and tried hemming it, but it was a nightmare! With that much curve, I had puckers and folds, and it just looked horrid. I only made it a little way around the skirt before I remembered a secret for hemming curved edges perfectly. It saved my sanity!

Once the facing was on, hemming was a breeze, which is saying a lot for how big the circumference of that skirt is!

Make a Maxi Skirt from a Sheet | Mabey She Made It #upcycle #sewing #repurpose #maxiskirt #sheet

So what do you think? Other than the fact that ironing this puppy takes FOREVER, I love it.

 

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Diane @ Vintage Zest
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So pretty! I knew right away what your inspiration was before scrolling down, so mission accomplished! πŸ™‚

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods
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You did a fantastic job on your long, flowy skirt! The big bow is my favorite!

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Faye Lewis
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You did an awesome job on the skirt, and from a sheet no less! I’d love to see a picture of the pattern you used, or even the line drawings from the pattern envelope.

SusanM
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SusanM

Clever ides to use a bed sheet. I really want to make a mxi skirt, but find most of material too heavy. A cotton sheet would be the perfect weight.

Diana
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Diana

Looks wonderful for sure !! Thanks for the idea ..

Hannah
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Hannah

I recognized that skirt from Mimi G! Her webpage is open on my cell phone’s browser. Can you share the pattern that you used? I would love to make a skirt for my SIL wedding. You did a fantastic job! πŸ™‚

Carmody
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Carmody

How pretty and I love the pockets! Super Clever.

Kristin Filut
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That’s beautiful. I wish I knew how to sew. I’ve sewn one thing ever in my adult life – just so I could say I did. Your skirt is lovely!

Michele
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I love it! Gray with peach is super chic! Pinned

Simone Molloy
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What a super idea! Well done! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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say what now? that looks so fancy!!

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog
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I LOVE this! Beautiful, beautiful job! I want one! πŸ™‚

~Abby =)

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Anna
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I love this skirt!! But was wondering what pattern you used?!!

Olivia- Reinvented Collection
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Hi Lisa, While I was hunting around for a specific term about sewing ruffles one of your images caught my eye so I came over to look at your skirt. A skirt made out of a bedsheet was what really got my attention. I’m always on the lookout for flat sheets to use on my sofas for my big doggy to lay on. I also use them quite a bit as table coverings. I love your skirt. I used to sew when I was younger and only recently started stitching a few small things for my home. Nothing super fancy… Read more »

jane
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jane

So your post is called ” how to make a maxi skirt” but you don’t really tell your visitors how to make a skirt? Am I missing something here? You made a post about how to do something that you don’t have a pattern for?

Ibeecrazie
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Ibeecrazie

It’s beautiful!!!

Ibeecrazie
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Ibeecrazie

I’m a little bit confused, I’m sorry. The title of this is ‘How to make a maxi skirt from a sheet’, but I don’t find any actual instructions of how you did it. It looks beautiful and I’d love to make this. πŸ™‚

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Dorothy sweeting

I love it. I use to sew, I can’t get my machine repaired, and I am a hand sewer. Now. But making these long skirts is awesome, they make πŸ‘­ look like women. The help makes they have for sewing helps so much. Keep up the excellent work.

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Lily

Is this a quarter, half, or full circle skirt? thanks!

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