When True Bias released their new Mave Skirt pattern, we were instantly in love! Talk about transporting up back to some good old days… But this pattern offers tons of different options for the tiers, and can be made from lots of different fabrics. In fact, we sewed the Mave Skirt using 3 different fabrics.
The Mave skirt pattern is an elastic waist skirt with a drawstring, inseam pockets (!!!) and an optional lining. The skirt can be made with or without ruffles in different lengths to create numerous looks. Recommended fabrics are light to medium weigh fabric with drape like rayon challis, crepe, linen, cotton lawn, voice, silk, chiffon, and georgette.
The first Mave Skirt we sewed using chiffon fabric. Normally we shy away from substrates as difficult to sew with as chiffon, but we had this on hand leftover from making this Phoenix Blouse, and it’s really amazing quality which makes it TONS easier to work with.
Annie has just reached the age where we can start sewing some adult patterns for her! We made her a size 0 Mave Skirt and made the option without any ruffles in maxi length. It has a lining underneath and of course pockets! She also did not want a drawstring.
The next Mave Skirt we sewed was for me! This one uses Kismet Burgeon Autumnal rayon challis fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics. I sewed a size 6, included pockets and a drawstring. To accommodate for my height, I just used the maxi length line, and added the wider tier to the bottom. The pattern is drafted for 5’5″ so since I’m 6′ I would have had to add 7″ and it was just easier to do it this way.
This skirt is very, very nice and flows beautifully as you can see from the right side of the photo where the wind is blowing the skirt. It’s very dreamy, I can assure you.
The final Mave Skirt I sewed for myself as well. For this one I used stretch suiting in Aubergene from Minerva. This one is also maxi length made as described above, but using the shorter tier to add to the bottom. Also, I eliminated the pockets and drawstring.
I modified the Mave Skirt pattern a little to be able to copy an inspiration skirt. The inspiration skirt had a flat waistband, so I made this one with a flat front and gathered in the back. It was simple to add 2 darts in the front to take in some of the excess fabric.
This final Mave Skirt does not have quite the incredible swish and drape of the other two, but that was to be expected due to the nature of the fabric. It is still a very nice skirt, and will be worn often! You can be sure you will see more Mave Skirts around here in every possible combination!