DIY Fashion Sewing

Bohemian Patchwork Print Skirt with Drawstring Waist

Bohemian Patchwork Maxi Skirt with Drawstring

I saw a super cute patchwork skirt  on Pinterest, and fell in love with it.  I pinned it to my Pinterest board “Inspired to Create.”  My hope was to create something similar for myself.  Here is the pin on my Pinterest page. Boho Skirt   I tried to make it using cotton, but it did not turn out as flowy as I wanted, so that was a complete squash.  Then, I found this fabric on, and I ordered it right away.  Here is a link to the specific fabric. Rayon Patchwork Fabric.  I could not wait for it to arrive.  As soon as it arrived, I washed it and started thinking about how I wanted to make this skirt. I definitely wanted as close to the flow of the skirt on my Inspiration Board as possible.  Also, the website also has this same print in a brown, which I also have my eye on.  I might have to go ahead and order that print as well.

I did not draft a pattern for this, but just kind of pieced it together as I went along.  I have made this before, so it was easy to determine how I wanted to make this skirt.  I measured my hips, and then added my length to it, which is 44 inches from waist to the floor.  I added about 20 inches to the width so I could get the fluidity I desired.  I made a separate waistband, although you could add the inches to the length of the skirt and just do a fold-over for the waistband.  However, I made a separate waistband instead.  I used a 3 inch wide elastic for the waistband, and then made a drawstring and attached it to the front of the skirt.  I added some wooden beads as a decorative touch.  You could add several beads to make it more interesting and in different colors.  Once I hemmed it and serged all the seams, it was a done deal.  And I couldn’t be happier. I will be wearing the heck out of this skirt.

Just a side note.  When you are making drawstrings or small straps, you need certain tools to turn the fabric inside and maneuver this. It can be very time consuming, but with the right tools, it will not take quite as long.   To turn my drawstring inside out, I used this tool I purchased from Amazon. Turning Tool.  I used the wooden tool with the rounded tip and it worked perfectly.

Okay, back to this maxi.  This skirt did not disappoint.  It was very very close to the one I pinned on Pinterest and I couldn’t be happier.  I felt really hip in this skirt, and it is completely my STYLE.  I think it is timeless.  And, if I gain or better yet, lose a few pounds, it doesn’t matter.  It will still fit and fit well.  I paired it with a kimono I made a few years ago for Valentine’s Day and  tied it up in the front.

I had a little less than two yards of this left and I really wanted to make a top to go with this skirt to give the illusion of a dress.  However, the pieces I wanted to make required more fabric than what I had.  I did however, find something really cute to use the leftover fabric for.  I will post that next week.  So, stay tuned.

That’s a wrap for now, but I can’t wait to show you a new project, pattern, or DIY something.  Thank you for allowing me to share this patchwork print maxi with you this week.  Please leave a comment and also, “Like” if you like.  I love sewing, and I love sharing my projects with you. Also, if you have not subscribed yet, please consider doing so.  You can subscribe below.  Until next time,

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(4) Comments

  1. […] about a bohemian patchwork print maxi skirt I made.  If you missed that post, here it is.  Boho Skirt with Patchwork Fabric.  The inspiration for that skirt came from a skirt I saw on Pinterest that I added to my […]

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  3. Thank you Leslie. The fabric was absolutely perfect. I will have it forever.

  4. Leslie says:

    Sharon, I am so in love with your bohemian skirt! It looks even better than the inspiration skirt you found on Pinterest! The fabric is perfect and the cut is flowy and beautiful. I love your style!

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