A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs..
I picked up a maxi skirt on sale that I was drowning in for four reasons.
- It was deeply marked down,
- the knit fabric has a beautiful drape and weight,
- I wouldn't be able to pick up fabric for what the skirt was marked down at and
- I can sew! Yes, I had to resew this skirt because it was in an XL. I should have snapped before pictures but take my word for it, it was huge.
First up, the skirt had a toss in the wash. That is the best part of picking up something that you don't mind if it shrinks. And then it went for a tumble in the dryer. It did shrink vertically a bit but I still had to shorten it. And there was quite a bit to take in from the side seams.
I went to work removing the elastic waistband in order to get to the side seams. I used my Marcy Tilton skirt, Vogue 8637, as a rough guideline for the alterations. The elastic waist I removed and replaced it with a smaller length but larger width elastic. The extra width on the elastic casing was enough that I didn't have to touch the hemline.
And that is how I got a maxi skirt for dirt-cheap.