This Flat Front Bohemian Maxi Skirt Tutorial is the perfect skirt to sew for your little fashionista/tween!
Hey guys! I’ve got a fun new twist on my flat front skirt pattern to share with you today. It has the same awesome flat front as my original skirt pattern, but in a longer, maxi length, with side slits for walking ease that is just perfect for our tween and pre-tween fashionistas!
I’ve had this particular cut of gauze fabric in my stash for a few years now- I’m almost certain it came from Hancock Fabrics, but they’re going out of business now, so I can’t be sure. The gauze is a bit too sheer on it’s own for a skirt, so I added a knee length lining of the same fabric. Fabric.com and Etsy has a nice selection of solid and print gauze fabric.
Fabric buying tip: Something to watch out for when shopping for gauze fabric (and other types of fabric too)… You might think you’re getting a good deal on the gauze at a big box store, but regular cotton gauze should be 50 to 54 inches in width and if you’re buying something only 44 inches, it’s not such a great deal, since you will need a lot more fabric. (With the exception of double gauze- I usually see that in 48 inch width, though I have never sewn with it.) Another example: Hobby Lobby sells Premier Print cotton duck fabric at 30% off, but the stuff they sell is only 44 inches versus the 54 you’ll see elsewhere at slightly higher prices. (Prime example: Anchor Cotton duck at Hobby Lobby and the same Anchor Cotton Duck at Fabric.com (only it is 10 inches wider.)
I’ve got one more version of this skirt coming in September. It’s a bit fuller and has an attached apron. I created it for this Laura Ingalls Wilder costume I made back in April. (Costumes are out of season in April, so I decided to save the tutorial for the skirt and bonnet to post a bit closer to halloween.)
Also, keep your eye out for this top- I have a tutorial coming soon! (Can’t wait? Be sure to check out my One Shoulder Maxi Dress tutorial, it’s similar in style, but the new pattern will be slightly slimmer in fit and of course, will have two shoulders that can be pulled off the shoulder or worn up on the shoulder like a traditional peasant style top.)
How sweet is this little kitty? My parents retired her to our place when they moved to the city. She is 18 years old and a bit hard of hearing, but my goodness- she is the most affectionate cat we’ve ever had and will follow us everywhere just for a few pets under her chin.
Ready to make this skirt? Head over to >> page 2 << to see how its made .
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