Your welcome. You will now officially have *NSYNC in your head for the rest of the day. I say it like it’s a bad thing, but my 13 year old self is not mad. But I do think my husband is a little tired of me bursting out of song randomly.
We have a fun week lined up for you with Petite Stitchery & Co’s It’s Gonna be May Blog Tour. So many different patterns are being highlighted this week by many of the talented ladies in the sewing blog community.
I took the opportunity to sew up a PS&Co pattern that is new to me for this blog tour. I had my eyes on the Maya Skirt (affiliate link) back during its release, but I must have gotten distracted by life. But no worries because I am bringing it to you today.
I definitely procrastinated on this blog post since my work has been very busy recently. That lead to me giving myself one day to take pictures, and it rained steadily all day long. Hence the indoor pictures.
My Maya is the maxi version without pockets with the gathered side-seam waistband. I used an ITY (??? maybe…lol) from Fine Fabrics in Atlanta straight out of my stash. If I had planned further ahead, I would have loved to have checked out some of the knits from Southern Belle Fabrics, the sponsor of the Rafflecopter at this end of this post.
I say it over and over again. I am not a fan of gathering. But with all of the Boho style patterns releasing recently, I am becoming pretty good at gathering. Even with the gathering, this skirt went together really quickly.
And surprise!!! I went out in the rain anyway. Nothing like going all photo overload when you love how something turned out.
The gathering in the skirt gives it a nice, flowy feel. I was a little worried about the contrast between the fitted waistband and the gathering of the skirt and how it would look on my very pear shape. I shouldn’t have wasted my time worrying because I love the look of my Maya.
I paired it with a bodysuit to avoid having to pull and tuck in a shirt constantly. Although, I think it would look good with a loose tucked in shirt or even a looser crop top.
So do you want to know perhaps the best thing about the Maya??? It can double as a dress with absolutely no modifications. What?!? Due to the rouching of the waistband, you can spread out the gathers to make a bodice.
The skirt portion ends up hitting around ankle length, even as a dress.
I love how easy a strapless dress is to wear. I feel like I need another Maya to use as a swim cover up this summer.
How can you not like a versatile piece like this?
Head on over to the Petite Stitchery & Co website to see the many different versions of the Maya Skirt.
Make sure you check out all of the lovely ladies showing off their Petite Stitchery & Co this week!
Leslie J’s Sewing Shack
Jot Designs USA
House of Estrela
WAIT——I ALMOST FORGOT!!!
Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a $50 Store Credit to Southern Belle Fabrics. They were generous enough to sponsor this tour!
Until next time…sewing and sipping,