Mo to the Max

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It's time for another Style Me Friday and this week's inspiration is the maxi skirt. This is another piece that I didn't have in my wardrobe so I of course had to make me one. :-) I had some purple knit fabric that didn't have any seams and was tube like so I only had to add elastic to the waist. Since knit doesn't fray, I didn't hem the bottom of the skirt. Super Easy!!

Since I was using 1 inch elastic, I ironed flat a 1 1/2 inch hem around the top of the skirt. 
Topstitch around the edge of the hem leaving an 1/2 inch opening.
Pin a safety pin to one side of the elastic and thread through the opening. 
Continue to push the pin and elastic until you reach the other side of the opening.
Place both ends of the elastic together and topstitch. Cut off the excess.
Straighten out the elastic and adjust until it is flat. Stitch the opening closed.






Simple and easy. Have a great 3 day weekend!!!
Outfit Details:
Tank - Target | Flats - American Eagle | Watch - Target | Earrings - Gifted

32 comments

  1. Looking cute Mo! I love the colour of the skirt and the tee! :-)


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  2. You really need to open up your own shop! You've sewn so many pieces that I would definitely buy :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    So Kate Giveaway!

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  3. Thanks Sharon! I have been thinking heavily about it. :-)

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  4. Adorable! I love your style! Now following you on GFC. :)



    Emily
    http://emprovising.blogspot.com

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  5. That skirt turned out beautiful and I love the shirt! You should design more things. :)

    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  6. love this look ! I was not expecting the leopard shoes but it made even better.

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  7. Super cute and chic! Love the purple maxi, great job once again.

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  8. I love that you DIY so many of your SMF looks! And, yet another t-shirt that I need i my closet!

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  9. I love the color! So impressed that you DIY!

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  10. LOL. Thanks Eboni. I never have any of the inspirational pieces so I have to make do. :-)

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  11. So cool that you can sew!! Great look

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  12. When you gonna start selling stuff! Super cute!

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  13. Thanks! I'm working on it. I may have to hire some robots because I need time. :-)

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  14. Love the colour and kudos to you for making it Mo. You really are Queen of DIY.

    xoxo
    Ivy

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  15. Impressive DIY! I wish I could sew but the sewing machine is not my friend. :( Pretty color and it's perfect with that tank.

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  16. Doesn't even look like it's DIY! You did such a great job! I am loving the color of the skirt too!

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    cassandra xx
    http://backtofive.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks Alison. :-) It's not as difficult as it seems.

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  18. Wow! Great job! And love how saturated that purple is! It looks fab!

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  19. I love that you made your own maxi skirt!!! As I'm just now getting back into sewing, I'm definitely noticing more and more DIY sewing projects. :)


    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style
    http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

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  20. Thank you Jen. :-) I'm working on getting better. Right now it's simple pieces.

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  21. This is to DIE for. That purple makes you look more than royal *two snaps* Love how you styled this!

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Mo