Sewn: Black Maxi Skirt
I attempted a gathered maxi skirt once before, but it felt like I was wearing a tutu. The skirt turned out way too full at the hips, because the fabric I used was too stiff. The trick is choosing the right fabric. This time I chose a thin jersey with a lot of drape.
It's hard wrangling so much fabric. The fabric was three times as wide as it was long, and because it was so stretchy it kept slipping as I sewed it.
In the end I still love the skirt. The maxi was just tricky to photograph, because although it has a slit, the slit is rather modest (so I can wear it to work), and you can't see it unless I'm walking.
The verdict: Not quick, but worth the effort!
The tutorial: 4 step DIY maxi skirt with optional slits.
That's me digging for the slit somewhere in the skirt. As with all really twirly fabrics, it was hard to photograph this one.