I recently picked up a few remnant bits from Sew Me Sunshine – in particular a few Rifle Paper Co prints! I had enough of the Wild Rose black rayon that I wanted to make a maxi skirt. I hoped it would be a summer make that I would be able to wear year on year!
I was super inspired by a version of the Fibre Mood Hettie skirt by Victoria Lucille Anne that I wanted to give this skirt another go! She added some buttons to the front of the skirt to give it a faux button front look and I liked how it changed the feel of it!
I made my first one of these a few months ago in a gorgeous floral satin from Stoff and Stil. As much as I liked it, there was something about it that just didn’t give me that X factor feeling. I thought doing a full button front hack might be just what I needed!
It’s an easy hack to do. I eliminated the seam allowances on the centre back and cut those pieces on the fold. On the centre front I added 5.5cm (4.5cm for the button placket and 1cm seam allowance). The same went for the waistbands except the front waist band only needed 2.5cm adding (to allow for the button placket).
To sew it up, after assembling the side seams and tiers, I folded back the centre front edge by 1cm and then by 3cm and topstitched this down. I then added the waistband and the buttons!
I only just managed to eke this out of the fabric I had! And the bottom tier is a lot less gathered than I’d have like it to be. I hadn’t realised just how narrow the Rifle Paper Co fabric is!
Overall I think it’s a classic boho skirt. I only hope that I still like this style in the years to come otherwise it’ll be back in the cupboard until their next go around! (With the current rate of how fast trends are going around I’m sure I wouldn’t be waiting that long! 😂)