Welcome to my It’s Gonna Be May blog tour post! I’ve never made anything by Petite Stitchery* before and am really excited to get the chance. After some debate I ended up choosing the Maya Skirt*. This skirt has a few different options but I went with the maxi length. I wanted to stash bust but also wanted a basic black maxi. I found two separate 2 yard cuts of this amazing black brushed poly on my shelves (side note, I also discovered my top shelf couldn’t handle the weight of the fabric and has come out of the wall!!! Good thing the shelf under it is packed full of fabric and supported the weight).
My measurements for my waist are 31″ and 40″ for my hips, which put me exactly in a size Large. I noticed that with this pattern company all of my measurements fit into a size Large, so I wouldn’t need to grade! I know grading is simple but this made me really excited to try out more patterns from them.
The directions clearly stated that with my height I should add 2″ to the length and I 100% agree with this. Problem was, 2 yards means 1 yard for the front and 1 yard for the back. I didn’t have enough fabric for the added 2″, but I did get to add 1/2″ and I didn’t hem it. Next skirt I’ll make sure to have at least 2 1/4 yards of fabric for it. I think this length ended up good though, I just wear it a little low.
The waistband has many options but I kinda strayed. I did a yoga waistband with a back seam. All I did was cut 2 of the flat waistbands, so there is a seam on the top of the waistband where I attached them. I feel like yoga waistbands cover muffin top better.
Overall, great pattern and so many choices and it’s a fast sew, so win/win. I look forward to making a bunch more during the summer. Check out the rest of the awesome people participating in the blog tour:
Leslie J’s Sewing Shack
Jot Designs USA
House of Estrela
And I need to rant for a minute – my website keeps going down. DO NOT use Dreamhost for any of your hosting services, once I’m back from vacation I am going to start changing over to a new one. This is insane. ARGH!
* The Maya Pattern was gifted to me for doing the blog tour. The fabric I paid for myself and wish I could remember where I got it from!