November 09, 2011

1/4 circle skirt maxi

mahaila made skirt & top
After calculating the circumference for the 1/4 circle skirt (you can find the tutorial here) I set to work with this navy blue fabric. As soon as it was cut, I knew that there was a problem.... it looked like a netball skirt. I love netball and it's one of my favourite sports, but I certainly do not want to be wearing the skirts off the court (though I admit, I am guilty of wearing my uniform to the shops on occasions...after a game that is!). I had this olive green fabric left over from a jumpsuit that I had previously made and added it to the bottom of the skirt to create the maxi. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I am not the maxi wearing type, perhaps I am converted. On another note, I will be collating some of my ideas regarding alterations for the circle skirt in a tutorial.... hopefully soon:) 

the top: I can't stop making this top. The pattern is from the Burdastyle Herbst 2011 magazine. I have made 3 versions already! This is the first and I find myself wearing it often.


  1. Gorgeous skirt, the colors are perfect for fall! Lovely outfit combo too :)
    xx the garage gypsy

  2. I like this top too, no wonder you're addicted to the pattern! The cut looks as though its very versatile. Something I am learning about you - you dont mind a colour block or two... onya Sonya!

  3. Oh, this is so gorgeous! I love the colour and the style!!!

  4. i love your maxi skirt, its quite refreshing to see a two toned skirt!
    thanks for sharing!