Some of you might have noticed that I removed the tutorial for The Maxi skirt from my blog. After receiving many requests for the option to purchase the skirt from readers who don't sew, I decided to move forward with manufacturing this skirt and have it be the first piece in my clothing line. I have been so thrilled with the response and excitement over the launch of this skirt.
After having the tutorial for this skirt up for almost two years, I wasn't quite sure what to do about it now. I thought long and hard about whether or not to remove the tutorial. However, I recently came across this exact skirt for sale in a different shop (complete with my own personal photos), and felt pretty violated. I want more than anything to help women make their own clothes, but I also want my clothes to be available for women who don't sew. But what I don't want is to be taken advantage of. For this reason, I decided to remove the free version of the The Maxi tutorial from my site.
But I still want you sewers to be able to create this skirt! So I polished and perfected my tutorial (a LOT), and have listed a very detailed, pictured filled tutorial for The Maxi available in my Etsy shop. I feel like this way both the sewers and the non-sewers can have access to this skirt, and I don't run the risk of being taken advantage of. I really hope you can understand where I am coming from. I know I can't please everyone, but that doesn't stop me from trying!
and on a lighter note, I managed to wait till the last minute for Halloween costumes I again. But a few late nights in a row and the costumes are all complete! Stay tuned next week to see them!
(or just follow me on instagram and see them now: @leannebarlow )