DIY Gathered Maxi Skirt Tutorial

DIY | How To Sew Ankara African Print Gathered Maxi Skirt Tutorial (McCall's 7355)

Hello Everyone! Today’s post is all about my DIY gathered maxi skirt tutorial. In the tutorial I give two options for the skirt pattern. The options include using McCall’s pattern M7355 or I teach you how to draft your own skirt pattern pieces. I had a great time making this tutorial, it challenged me to push myself as an instructor. One woman reached out to me and asked if I could demonstrate how to sew skirts for women of various sizes as some pattern companies are limited in size range. After viewing that the McCall’s pattern only goes to a size 37″ waist and 47″ hip, I decided to create the option of drafting your own pattern pieces. I include different options for drafting the pattern pieces so that the tutorial is inclusive for women of all sizes.

Below you will find Part 1 of the tutorial and next week I will be posting Part 2 so stay tuned. If you decide to make your own pattern pieces you can follow along with me using the Gathered Maxi Skirt Measurement Guide. This PDF along with the pocket pattern can be found in the Free Resources tab. If you’re a VIP, you already have access to the PDF. If you’re not subscribed to the blog, subscribe now and get instant access to my free sewing resources.

How to Slay the Look

Skirt: DIY ~ Tutorial can be found below

Top: Body suit and cami from Forever 21

Fabric: Ankara/African Wax Print ~ House of Mami Wata 

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2 Comments

  1. Rose
    September 20, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Hi Montoya, The skirt is perfect. You have made me love Ankara more. I have this print in a lighter yellow shade and i will be making this skirt soon. Thanks for the great tutorial.

    • montoyamayo
      September 24, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Hi! Thank you so much! I just can’t get enough of Ankara, I love it so much. I can’t wait to see your skirt, send me a picture when you’re all done.

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