I had avoided the maxi skirt for a long time. But last summer started enviously noticing them on other people. I have the skin type that should be covered up from the sun, freckly and fair and so the idea of a skirt that covers my legs but allows me to stay cool is very appealing in our current hot spell. Other days I just slather on the children's factor fifty.Alessa's parcel. I had been mulling over a maxi skirt but thought I had no fabric till it dawned on me last friday to use this fabric. I simply seed up a rectangle adding a side pocket on one side and a casing at the waist for elastic. Then I tried it on and decided it was too wide so I sliced about four inches off one side and resewed the seam. I hemmed it and the whole process took about an hour.
Since completing it I have worn it three times in six days as it is so practical for hot days. BUT I have to confess around the house I keep hitching it up and even hoisted it into my knicker elastic! So maybe I am not a natural ong skirt wearer. I am not 100% certain if the maxi looks good or bad on me, and as I am quite short I am not sure if I look even shorter in a maxi. But I think it is partly getting used to wearing a different silhouette and length. My goto, default skirt is a low waisted A line hitting the knees and I must have made about 5 of these plus I have a couple of old RTW ones too. Do you have a default style skirt? And have you stepped out of your skirt comfort zone with success?