Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

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I Had to Make this Romantic White Maxi Skirt I See Everywhere

After seeing so many beautiful romantic maxi skirts everywhere on my feed, and realizing I did not want to spend $200 for an "Edwardian-era trousseau-inspired skirt", I decided to make my own.

I had recently found a flat sheet and two pillowcases at the thrift store and was planning on making a dress with them until I realized that the dress was cut in the bias and that it wouldn't work with the lace at the bottom.

So I decided on a whim to make myself a flowy white skirt. And lo and behold, I only ended up using the two queen-sized pillowcases and the top of the flat sheet.

The project was quite simple, you can see how I did it in a few pictures here.

I followed these main steps:

  • seam rip the pillowcases
  • add a pleat above the lace detail
  • join both sides to make a tube
  • gather the top of the tube
  • cut a rectangle of plain fabric for the top of the skirt (I doubled the fabric because it was quite see-through)
  • join the sides to make a tube
  • make a channel at the top and insert the elastic band
  • sew the top tube to the bottom tube, et voilà!

This video tutorial might actually be better!

I still have an almost full queen sheet for more projects - I'm thinking a cropped shirt.

What would you make with the rest of this fabric?