DIY Pleated Chambray Maxi Skirt

I've been wanting to make a maxi skirt for a few months now. I go to get dressed in the morning and imagine my outfit based around a maxi skirt and then realize that I don't have one! I wanted it to be a neutral, casual fabric that I could wear most any day. I had about a yard and half of chambray left over from these shorts that was perfect for this. The fabric is lightweight and has great drape.

I used my standard pleated skirt formula to calculate the pieces I needed to cut. Get the printable template here. One change I made was that I just used one big piece of fabric for the skirt so that there is just one side seam where the zipper is placed. I made four pleats at the center front and the center back much like this inspiration outfit

The length and the chambray gives it a little bit of a prairie look, like I stepped out of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers but I love it anyway and expect to be getting a lot of wear out of it.

Here, I went very country and styled the skirt with a refashioned plaid shirt, leather sandals (similar here and here) and straw hat (similar here). Most of the time, I'll probably forgo the plaid shirt and wear a simple tank top or tee. How would you style this this skirt?


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