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.
Photos: Michael Dooney