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I am a big fan of the current maxi length trend. I love how comfy maxi dresses and skirt are.  It’s perfect for when you feel like wearing pjs or sweats but that’s just not appropriate.

So this skirt is simple.  It’s made up of two squares and a piece of elastic … nothing fancy.  Weirdly enough the quick sewing projects like elastic skirts, that are simple and don’t involve patterns are the ones I wear the most.  Plus this skirt was made even easier by the fact that I used my serger to do the gathers.  I just turned the dial to the highest tension and used that to determine how big to make my square.  I literally didn’t cut the fabric (with the exception of the waistband) until I hemmed it.

I have to say sewing this fabric was not fun.  I am not sure exactly what the content is (I got it from Joann’s a while back as a whim purchase) but I am pretty sure it is something like 100% polyester or something man-made.  The only thing that is good about the fabric is I will never ever have to iron it.

If you haven’t made a maxi skirt or dress I highly suggest you give it a try.  Something simple like this is a great simple project that makes a statement.

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Over the past year I have been playing with the idea of designing fabric.  With the availability of digital fabric printing, such as Spoonflower, it is now possible for anyone to design and print their own fabric.   I have now officially designed my own fabric.  Below is the Photoshop graphic and the fabric.  This is one of many designs I have made, but due to my lack of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills I was limited to geometric designs

After working A LOT with circles I was amazed to see just how much can be accomplished with circles and this fabric is proof.  I am really looking forward to creating and printing more fabric.

I have also been doing some sewing.  Here is a preview of the skirt I have been working on.