Border Print Maxi Skirt: with shine!

I dove into this heavyweight metallic blend about 30 seconds after arriving home with it. This is one of those lucky garments that took a day to make, and promises to be a favorite for years. I LOVE IT.

As most of my quicker pieces go, this one flew by because I draped it on my form, and let the border print tell me what to do. So…no, I don’t have a pattern for this, sorry! Just start with wide rectangles, and you’re on your way to an easy pleated maxi skirt.

(But *do* remember to iron the back pleats covering the zipper every so often. Ask me how I know.)

The ties are part of the waistband–the ends extend from where you would normally insert a button closure at center back. They can tie in the back, in which case I sport a black waistband, or wrap around to the front, which shows off more of that geometric print. Guess which way I ALWAYS choose. I didn’t even think to snag a pic of the all-black version!

The seams are pressed open and finished with bias tape made from this metallic wax print. Guys, looking at this pic, I’m thinking I have a thing for metallics. My label is metallic, too. I even have several packs of Schmetz Metallic needles.

My shiny find was in-store, but you can get your metallic on here. I obviously recommend it!



  • Erica Bunker
    September 30, 2017

    This is gorgeous! That fabric was made for that skirt!

  • Susan Child
    October 1, 2017


  • Mary Beth Klatt
    October 2, 2017

    At least your jean jacket isn’t metallic. Which brings me to…where did you get your jean jacket? I want it.

    • Well, actually the jacket IS metallic…I added gold iron on stud embellishments to it, years ago! It’s from H & M, but several years old, and I also cut off the waistband.

  • MonicaAD
    October 3, 2017