Maxi skirts and dresses were one of those trends that I thought I’d never get sucked in to. I don’t know if it was the negative connotation I had with the word “maxi,” or if it was just the fact that a floor length skirt seemed so pioneer to me, but either way I wasn’t a huge fan when these skirts hit the runway.

Then I started seeing people actually wear them, and they looked so soft and comfy, like a big blanket around their legs all day. But they still looked pretty and feminine, and not one bit pioneer-ish!

Oh, and I became good friends with Leanne, who is currently the queen of rocking the maxi skirt, and made me covet every outfit she wore. Seriously, when I have another baby I’m wearing a maxi skirt every day just so I can look like her.

So yesterday I pulled up Leanne’s tutorial and made myself a maxi. It would have taken no time at all except for the full two side seams that I sewed and then had to unpick (without a seam ripper!) because the skirt was like a suction cup to my hips. Cute. I think that’s a pretty clear sign that I need to start working out regularly again…

Oh, and that blanket around the legs all day thing that I mentioned? Totally true. I’m hooked.


  1. CJ says:

    another great tutorial 🙂 posted about this blolg again today for the Liebster Award 🙂

  2. Saskia says:

    That looks really good on you! I'm always sad I can't wear maxi skirts, they do look very comfortable! But unfortunately, I'm short and kind of … curvy so the style doesn't work on me. I'll just have to look at blog pictures then!

  3. Leanne says:

    love love love! Now go make 3 more 🙂

  4. Oh I love this! It looks amazing on you. The past picture really shows how comfy it is. I love things that feel like blankets. Skirts/scarves just feel so nice!
    Kerri at HollyMuffin

  5. a-w-e-s-o-m-e

    feel free to send any that you make toooooo big…my way.

    maxis are the preg bestie por vida!!!

    and I'm guessing they will be even better for post partum!!!

  6. Jenae says:

    I too struggle with a negative connotation with the word "maxi". It's a mental block. Still working on it.


  7. you look great in a maxi!! (preggies or not!)


  8. .Chrissy says:

    I was against them too at first but just because I don't ever want to look frumpy. But I am loving how people are wearing them lately too!! I plan to get sucked in too! (love how yours turned out!)

  9. Brit says:

    Oh this is seriously darling!! And it does look so comfy! I completely agree – I used to think that if I gave in to the maxi that I would either look like an old fat woman in a mumu or like I was expecting, when I wasn't. The more I see them, the more I love them and… the more I wear them! PS. The pic of you and Peanut is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen. You should frame something like this to put in your bookcase!

  10. Chelsea says:

    Well, I think it looks adorable on you. Maybe I'll have to make me one. Could you email me where you found this tutorial?

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