I used a poly chiffon from lowpricefabric.com - they have a lot of pretty fabrics in poly and silk that can be used for maxis, scarves, etc. I think I'm going to order more of these fabrics. I may just rock maxi's all summer!!
This skirt was super easy to make and quick. I used Mimi G's free tutorial located here on her YouTube channel: link Please let me know if that isn't working for any reason. I'll link you to the post instead on her blog instead.
I did something a little different than she did. Since this chiffon is very sheer - doubled my skirt and I think I may have to line it or wear some kind of spandex shorts underneath - even with double layers it's kind of sheer. You can see the sheerness of one layer in the photo below.
I used my Narrow Hemmer Foot on my regular machine. I confess I haven't tried doing that on my serger yet. I used that narrow hem for all edges - the seams, waist and hem. The reason why is because chiffon frays. After I finished all the edges, I made the casing for the elastic. I just treated both layers as one - this fabric is thin enough so there were no complications there.
I popped in my elastic - closed up the waistband, gathered my fabric evenly and done!!
Mind you, this is the first time I sew with chiffon. I didn't worry about cutting my fabric perfectly since I knew that it was going to be gathered at the waist with elastic. It may have slipped a few times and been uneven, but can you tell?
I found some other maxi skirt tutorials that use knit as an underskirt. I'd like to try that too.
Conclusion: I'll work with chiffon again and I really want to make some more maxi skirts.
Now off to find suitable tops for this :)