When I was a kid I never imagined myself ever wearing, let alone loving, maxi skirts, or dresses for that matter. But as I grew up styles changed and designs evolved and so did the maxi skirt. Well not really but it sounded really good in my head.
What really happened was the way I thought about the maxi skirt changed. As I child the maxi skirt was reserved for going to visit Jajja’s (grand parents/old people) and I don’t mean my immediate grand parents. No, I mean those old busy bodies that loved nothing more than judging you for you knowledge of culture, manners and of course what you were wearing and your parents for letting you wear it. Let’s just say once I figured out my grandma and grandpa didn’t really care what I wore I started wearing whatever I wanted to those family gatherings. Then the maxi skirt started being associated with wakes and funerals for me.
It wasn’t until I started designing that my opinion of the maxi skirt shifted. Even before I started sewing I would sketch cool maxi skirts, adding tule, slits, using bold prints and just styling them as uniquely as possible. Sometimes it’d come out great other times not so much. It was my way of trying to change my own opinion of them. Once I stared sewing the maxi skirt wasn’t at the forefront of things I wanted to make but I had a client who wanted one so I made one for her. It was a hit so I made one for myself but added a slit and from their the clients who wanted them just kept rolling in. You can check those out on the Zapadera Instagram.
What was you’re opinion of the maxi skirt, and what is it now? Do you wear maxi skirts? Drop a comment below letting me know!
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Models: Me and my Sissy