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Valentines Day Skirt Alert

Looking for a skirt for Valentines Day? Skirt Fixation has gotcha covered!

We know you might have been searching for that perfect Valentines Day skirt, and also we know that all of our readers don’t sew, so we’ve rounded up a few skirts you might want to consider purchasing for that special day.

First up we have an inexpensive Valentines Day skirt you can get from good old Amazon! This skirt can be purchased for only $20.99.  This Lady’s Organza Princess Bowknot Pleated Midi Skirt (Lavender Blush) is tulle and sure to make you feel special.  Plus that bow!

Matilda Colorblocked Pink/fuschia

This fun skirt, Matilda Colorblocked Pink/fuschia simply shouts your love of hearts and pink and all things Valentine to the world. It’s on sale for $104.75, and be sure to use the sale code below to get and extra 30% off.
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Another fabulous skirt in the pink and maxi family is the Ashir Aley Woman’s Summer Beauty Chiffon Floral Maxi Skirt (Pink)  It’s from Amazon also and really not going to break the bank at $16.99!

Modcloth Skirt

Here’s a skirt from Modcloth that’s all business about this business of love and red and hearts and so on.  It’s A Trip Into Town skirt in cherry, and will only cost you $39.99.

Rose by any other Name Skirt

What female doesn’t love roses on Valentines day?  This skirt is the only way roses on Valentines day can be improved upon!  The Rose by any other Name Skirt is $62.  But if you click on the link below you can get 30% off this skirt too!
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The final skirt in our Valentines skirt alert showcase it this fun little pink number.  It’s the High Waisted Candy Colors Polka Dot Skirt and at $13.99 from Amazon has everyone all heart eyes emojis.

How about you?  What skirt will you be wearing on Valentines Day?

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Chiffon Maxi Skirt Knock Off

chiffon maxi skirt

Hello again, loyal followers, Allegra here. I wanted another summer skirt, but had a flowy-er one in mind this time.  A chiffon maxi skirt was what I needed!

Chiffon Maxi SkirtI looked out some fabrics from in our stash, and found this light pink one with a flowery pattern of darker pinks and grays. I did want a maxi skirt, and mom said she could probably work with this chiffon, so we got started. First we asked dad if he had any suggestions, ‘cause he’s been helping us out with projects quite a bit lately.

Inspiration Skirt

He liked the gathered style that I had picked in this inspiration photo, but said that we should probably not gather it as much if any at the sides, because that makes a poof, which can cause the feeling of large hips. Uh, yeah. So we did take his advice, and made the sides a lot less gathered.

chiffon maxi skirtHere’s Mom to tell you about the construction process:

1: Sew a tube from the width of the lining fabric.  (Mine was 44/45” width)

2: Sew a tube from the width of the pink chiffon fabric.  (Mine was 60” width)

3: Gather these 2 tubes separately, both to the same circumference.  Then I shifted the gathers on the chiffon fabric so most of the gathers were in the front and the back to achieve the look like the inspiration photo.

4: Baste these 2 gathered tubes together.

5: Finish the tops of these two.  I decided to do it at this point because I could do it in one step.

6: Sew the two layers to wide elastic for a waistband.  This was the first time I’d done this, and you’ll notice there are no photos of the waistband exposed!  But since Allegra doesn’t plan to wear it that way, we’re both happy!

7: Hem the bottoms of the two layers.  I did this at this point so that I could level them off and even them up!  If you are a super seamstress, you can do this at an earlier step, but because it was my first time sewing on an exposed elastic waistband, I wasn’t sure how even the hem would be when I was finished!  Plus Allegra wanted the lining to be about 2 inches shorter than the chiffon overlayer, so that’s another reason I did it after!  It was really very easy, and I’ll be using this method again.

chiffon maxi skirtNow I have a cute chiffon maxi skirt that’s more fancy, and more flowy, just what I wanted!

DIY chiffon maxi skirtThanks for reading,

Allegra.