Well, well, well, I am back and I have uploaded part 1 of the Macrame Festival Skirt DIY. It is actually uploading right now, but by the time I have hit “Publish” on this post, it will be up! I hope. Gosh, the videos take soo long to upload. I’ve really gotta figure out how to supercharge uploads. I could get so much more done, and you could have so many more tutorials if the WIFI were faster here, AND I had a better tech set up. I am working on it though. Goals!
I have been making this particular skirt for like 5 years now, and I have been wanting to release the pattern for a while. I have grown tired of making the same items over and over again, not because I do not love having people buy something I have created, yet because it takes a really long time. Also, I want folks to be able to make things themselves because I believe, and hear me out, I believe that folks cherish things more and value things more if you make it yourself. I’m all about the MIY ethos.
Making it yourself breaks down on fast fashion, which I hate. Yes, I said it, I hate fast fashion. I surf on the “climate change is real” wave, and have been for a while. But you didn’t come here to be preached at I presume. You come here for the ideas, and the tutorials.
The macrame festival skirt is perfect to throw on at a festival (if we ever get to have them again!), like Burning Man or Bonaroo or whatnot. IDK. It also is even more perfect for the beach. Throw the long or short version on over your swim suit, and you can look fantastically boho and not get too hot while having a drink on the beach or beachside. It looks great on all shapes and sizes, AND did I mention it dries fast?! I think I did.
Anyhow, this skirt should take you around 2 hours if you are an intermediate macramer, and probably 5 hours if you are not. It’s easy to get used to the alternating square knots, but the back of it is tricky, and I haven’t posted that video yet. Really, the cutting of the rope pieces takes the longest.
You can read the description box in the YouTube tutorial for information as I have cut lengths and sizing information. And, use the link below to get the yarn. (It’s an affiliate link so I may get a small amount if you purchase). This yarn sells out very quickly, so don’t procrastinate. I had to shut my Etsy shop down for over two months due to this yarn selling out (which wreaked havoc in my SEO and sales) and pandemic supply problems. It’s so perfect for home decor and macrame summer items. It is machine-washable, and I use it in a lot of my creations.
So, go and check out part 1 and hopefully, I can finish editing and uploading part 2 by day’s end tomorrow. I am going to take a little bit longer and add some voice overs (new thing I have had to learn, oh tech is so hard😫). I am constantly trying to refine this blog and the video creation and editing, so I thank you for your patience.