Don't get me wrong, this wasn't a cop-out; I've been planning to make a maxi skirt since the summer, and have lots of images pinned. I was just waiting for the right fabric to come to me, and this rayon sarong fit the bill nicely. This rayon has a great drape (almost like a jersey), and such a great combination of colours that will go with just about anything.
It's actually more of a burnt umber/black than a mustard/navy, but I just don't have the time or inclination to adjust the colours right now. Take my word for it, it's great. Oh yeah, and it's batik. You expected something else?
I love the border, and so I immediately thought, "Fold it in half and make a knee length skirt with the border on the hem.", but then I checked my closet, and (all my skirts)-1=knee length, so it was time to stir it up a bit. I didn't want to hide the border print, so I sewed those ends together to make a tube, and then.....hey, I don't really have to describe how to make an elastic-waist skirt, do I? How about I just show you some photos of the skirt in action:
Good for kid wrangling...
....and putting decorations on the tree, and taking decorations off the tree, and putting decorations back on the tree, and....(you get my drift)
I wanted it to be MAXI maxi, and sweep the floor, even though I'm reminded of that quote from Heidi about long skirts:
"....(cousin Dete)...had a long trailing skirt to her dress which swept the floor, and on the floor of a goatherd's hut there are all sorts of things that do not belong to a dress."
I should amend this quote to read:
"...she had a long trailing skirt which swept the floor, and on the floor of a parasitological research facility, there are all sorts of things that do not belong to a dress."
Ah well, rayon is machine washable.