Simplicity 9825 Maxi Skirt and self-drafted shrug topy thingy

I am continuing on a bit of an obsession for maxi’s this spring/summer.  I had some cotton voile in stash that I thought would make a nice cool maxi skirt so I made up Simplicity 9825, Version D.  I’ve made this pattern up a few times before here and here and here.

I like the yoke on this pattern, its very flattering. The centre front seam can easily be eliminated, which I did for this version.  I fully lined it in the same fabric (a black cotton voile from Spotlight) and added a lapped zipper at the centre back.  I’m still playing around with piping so I added some black piping at the yoke, I also added a couple of rows of some cream cotton lace at the hem.

Black maxi skirt and lace shrug

Black maxi and lace shrug, back

Lace shrug/bolero and maxi skirt front

I’m wearing it in the pictures with a previously unblogged little lace topy thing I self drafted off a ready to wear top that I loved and was falling to pieces. It needs a bit of refinement but its a good “modesty cover” for when I am not wanting to have too much flesh on display.

Black maxi skirt yoke piping detail

A closeup of the piping with complimentary fluff.  I should have put a light interfacing on the top layer as the voile is very lightweight and it rippled a bit when putting the piping on.  But the advantage of solid black means that those details get lost so I’m hoping no one will notice the slight rippling above and below the piping.

hem and lining detail

A close up of the lace at the hem and the insides.  The lining is just a double fold hem.  The outer fabric is serged and  folded up 1″ and the the lace was topstiched on the outside with cream thread and black thread in the bobbin so its less noticeable on the inside.  Its two rows of lace.  I originally wanted to use a wide strip of black cotton lace but I couldn’t find any and I had this in stash so I thought I’d play around with the black/cream look.

This was made up fast over the course of one day and adds to my everyday run-about wardrobe for spring/summer.

I’m a bit haphazzard with keeping a record of time and cost on my projects but this one is:

Skirt: 

4 metres of cotton voile at $6/m = $24
4 metres of cotton lace, in stash but around $3 or $4/m = say $12
Pattern used before so free
Notions: 1 recycled zip pulled out of something else, thread.



Shrug: 

1 metre of palest creamy apricot cotton lace from Spotlight, on sale, can’t remember but maybe $10?
A synthetic crepe from Spotlight for the tie in a matching colour, just scraps used.
Self drafted pattern.

  • Sharon

    A very cool and lovely maxi skirt and very cute shrug. No one will notice the rippling if they do they are too close šŸ™‚

  • A very cool and lovely maxi skirt and very cute shrug. No one will notice the rippling if they do they are too close šŸ™‚

  • Shar

    This outfit is so pretty and makes me wish I was heading into spring and not fall. I love the lace detail on the skirt hem! The shrug is just the right accent for the outfit.

    • Oh thank you Shar. I wasnt sure about the trim so its great to hear that you think it works too.

  • This outfit is so pretty and makes me wish I was heading into spring and not fall. I love the lace detail on the skirt hem! The shrug is just the right accent for the outfit.

  • Ugh, I feel like all I do is gush in every comment on your blog! šŸ™‚ You’ve styled this so well — the dress is lovely, the lace at the hem is adorable, and that shrug is delish! Yes yes yes.

    • PLEASE dont stop. Your comments really really make my day. Im so glad you like it too. I was feeling rather unsure about the hem lace and it means so much to get good feedback from you. Thank you. šŸ™‚

      • You’re so sweet! Well, I was starting to feel monotonous but I swear I’m not one of those who comments “nice dress” on every post I see, haha. You are really good at this. You have an eye for styling and your fitting is always spot-on, so I generally love the results! šŸ™‚

  • Ugh, I feel like all I do is gush in every comment on your blog! šŸ™‚ You've styled this so well — the dress is lovely, the lace at the hem is adorable, and that shrug is delish! Yes yes yes.

  • Thank you. šŸ™‚

  • Oh thank you Shar. I wasnt sure about the trim so its great to hear that you think it works too.

  • PLEASE dont stop. Your comments really really make my day. Im so glad you like it too. I was feeling rather unsure about the hem lace and it means so much to get good feedback from you. Thank you. šŸ™‚

  • You're so sweet! Well, I was starting to feel monotonous but I swear I'm not one of those who comments "nice dress" on every post I see, haha. You are really good at this. You have an eye for styling and your fitting is always spot-on, so I generally love the results! šŸ™‚