A Chevron Maxi Skirt

With spring around the corner (positive thinking), I’ve been wanting to do some sewing for myself.

Lola is 10 months now, and after 10 months of nursing I feel like I’ve been stuck wearing the same few skirts week after week to church. I know that many of you can relate.

So when I found this chevron knit, I knew it would be perfect for a maxi skirt.

I made a simple yoga style waistband, so it’s super comfy to wear.

I drafted a super simple A-line skirt, using my waist and hip measurements as guides. Remember that you’ll need a bit of negative ease when sewing with knits (you’ll want the finished skirt to be a bit smaller around than your actual measurements). I ended up taking the side seams in a bit more on each side than I had originally planned to get a good fit.

And as you can see, the chevrons don’t match up perfectly, but I decided it wasn’t worth the time or effort. Plus, this way the few that did happen to match up are just an added bonus, right?

Oh, and I decided to let Joel off the hook this time and used my remote to take the photos – it’s one of my very favorite camera accessories and so worth it for around $20. Do you have a favorite camera accessory that the rest of us need to buy? Please share!


  1. Gorgeous! And I love the chevron toned down by the black top and that beautiful sweater. nice colors together.

  2. So cute! Where did you find the chevron knit?

  3. Oh, you look so adorable!!! Great skirt!

  4. LOVE this. Adorable. It is perfect with that sweater too.

  5. super cute!

  6. So pretty on you, and looks like the most comfy skirt ever!! Nice work.

  7. Super cute. You obviously know your stuff!

  8. Soooo cute! where did you find the Chevron knit?!?

  9. I purchased the knit from Girl Charlee :).

  10. Love it! And I love the cardigan with it, too.

  11. I love this tutorial so much that I posted it on my Whimsey Lane Apparel fan page.
    Here is the link.


    If you have a minute can you vote four your top four favorite swimsuits on my blog?


  12. I love everything about this outfit! Definitely pinning! I need to make myself this skirt. Maybe I need to take a trip to Hobby Lobby. And I totally understand about wearing the same outfits every week to church. I’m still nursing my 8 month old too.

  13. You look amazing, Abby! Fantastic job on the skirt!!

  14. how much fabric did it take? Is there more of a tutorial posted any place else? Like how you did the waist band etc. thanks so much.. its so cute.

  15. What a perfect maxi skirt!! Love that knit!


  16. Anonymous says:

    Great skirt! Do you mind sharing where you got your top and sweater? Thanks Kimberly

  17. Kimberly – the top is from ModBod and the cardigan is from Gap Outlet :).

  18. I love the chevron maxi. Where did you get the fabric? Love your blog too, found it through google search:)

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