Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Just Cavelli" Maxi Skirt

I decided to ease back into sewing in the new room by making something simple...and this skirt couldn't get any simpler!



Making the skirt ~
  1. I wrapped this fabric around me.
  2. Cut it off at a length I liked.
  3. Turned it up twice and hemmed it using stitch witchery in the first turn of the hemline and then stitching it down after the second turn.
  4. Added a casing for some 1" elastic.
  5. Inserted the elastic and stitched it down on either side.
  6. Sewed up the side seam - leaving 12" for a side slit.
  7. Skirt done.


Yeah that was quick and easy.  I bought the black & white ITY Cavelli knit from Fabric Mart a couple of months ago.  I'd planned on making the skirt prior to the sewing room reorg because I had a casual evening event that I'd wanted to wear it to.  I ended up wearing another maxi dress from my collection but this fabric never made it back onto the shelves.

My likes ~
  • It was quick to make yet trendy due to the black & white print.
  • I love the "Just Cavelli" name inserted into the print.  
  • It's easy to wear - I love maxi anything in the spring/summer.
  • It works with quite a few tops in my summer wardrobe.
  • It was quick and easy!

A few more pics ~

Trying the skirt on to 
find the right hem length

Back view


A wonderful and comfortable skirt which is easy to wear!  It was a lot of bang for the buck and a great way to jumpstart my sewing mojo!


...as always more later!



44 comments:

  1. That looks AMAZING on you. I know your work situation doesn't lend itself to long "casual" skirts, but I'd like to chirp up and encourage you to make as many of these as you can stand for your home wardrobe!!!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL, Carolyn! I LOVE you in that maxi!!!!

    I'm curious, is that something you could/would wear to work? (Not that it matters one bit, but I am curious, as I am rather out of touch with professional work clothing.)

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  3. Wow - fabulous dahling! Very classy, and I'll bet it is very comfy too!

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  4. Love the graceful long curves of that fabric. And love the way you look in it, with your hair gathered back. You look cool and summery, never mind the weather. Elle

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  5. Beautiful skirt, and it drapes so perfectly!

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  6. You look beautiful in it. The fabric is great.

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  7. LOVE this on you! And your hair looks so pretty pulled back into a ponytail:)

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  8. The skirt may be simple but it is stunning. You wear it well!!

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  9. Sometimes the simple things are the best. That skirt is fabulous and you rock that look. I am definitely going to make myself some of those.

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  10. Nothing like a quick and dirty project with end results that scream F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

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  11. I must have missed that fabric at FabricMart - it's really cool!

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  12. What a great re-entry into sewing - simple, stylish and stunning!

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  13. Beautiful skirt! It looks so comfy and classy. I'm thinking about being a total copycat.

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  14. Love it!!! Going to have to copy this...as I work from home, this would work well for my current wardrobe....

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  15. Wow, I love it! Works so well and I can't believe you just took out some stuff and made a skirt. Presto!

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  16. Sometimes easy sewing is the best. Great maxi skirt.

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  17. OOh .. I LOVE the black and white
    ITY's, and you look sensational:
    classic, classy and cool as a
    cucumber ..like you're ready for
    an umbrella drink by the pool.

    Thanks for the easy directions.
    I've got some fabric in mind .. I
    can definitely do this.


    Joy (from SG)

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  18. Love this! How wonderful to have a fast easy project with so much wow at the end of a couple of hours!

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  19. You look great in that outfit. I love the fabric.

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  20. I love this look on you, you are gorgeous!

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  21. Great job letting the fabric do the talking. This is lovely! I'm glad to know you can wear it to work on Fridays! It's truly lovely. g

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  22. You look gorgeous! Oh yeah, the skirt is nice too.

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  23. Oh my favorite colors black & white. Simple & prettyyyyyy!

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  24. K.I.S.S. (keeping it sew simple) and it looks FABULOUS. My college roommate use to do this. She would go fabric shopping and in the evening do what you described and the next day have a new skirt for classes and she had a packed closet. This was before I got into sewing.

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  25. Great job on the skirt, it looks fabulous.

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  26. This skirt is fabulous, and the vertical play of the print is so slimming. What a nice addition to your wardrobe.

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  27. I love the fabric of the maxi skirt, the print is amazing

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  28. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to let the fabric do the talking. This skirt looks SO luxurious!

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  29. This looks great! You always look so awesome in black and white, especially the cool prints that you choose! I really like your hair pulled back like that, too.

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  30. I gotta get me one of those! Fabulous!!

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  31. If you get bored with it, I'll be glad to take it off your hands. Your skirt is awesome.

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  32. Sometimes you have just got to make something simple to get the mojo going, but I think this was a really smart use of your fabric and it looks great.

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  33. How easy! The perfect way to handle that fabric. I love it! So easy. I'll have to keep this post bookmarked to make one like it.

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  34. You are wearing this very well! I love it! A black and white classic!

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  35. I LOVE that skirt!!! I bet you're all swishy-swishy as you walk around in it, too. :)

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  36. That looks great on you. Great use of the fabric. Another one of your go-to creations!

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  37. That skirt is awesome. I have a piece of black and white knit - not the same pattern - that I've been sitting on for a couple of months now. Time for me to get busy.

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