Let me tell you a quick tale about a girl and some fabric.
Some number of weeks ago I stopped into Jo-Ann’s and found a bolt of 100% Rayon fabric with the most fantastic floral textile design I have ever come across. Normally I’m not one for tropical prints but the colors absolutely hypnotized me. Even though there wasn’t a use for it, I was about to buy a bunch of yards for who knows what. Then I saw that it was $14.99/yard. Nope! I don’t have a blog about being thrifty for nothing.
Fast forward three weeks and there I am back in Jo-Ann’s. After a bit of searching I found it again (serendipity?), but this time it was marked down to $9.99/yard. AND it was 40% off. Needless to say, I bought the rest of the bolt.
Start with a rectangle piece of fabric. Pick your length (do you want a knee skirt? a maxi?) and width (do you want it really flowy? Not so flowy?).
Step 1 (flowy skirts): Sew the two sides of the skirt together.
Step 1 (not so flowy skirts): Sew the two sides of the skirt together – but not all the way! If you’re going with “not so flowy” you’ll have to make a slit in order to walk around. The easiest way to do this is to leave the side seam unfinished. I stopped sewing about a foot away from the bottom (don’t forget to backstitch). Hem the unfinished edges separately (see stitch marks).
The major difference between this skirt and the sheer one from earlier is that I created a casing for the elastic this time. Which brings us to…
Step 3: Measure out the casing for the elastic. To do this, iron a small fold onto the top edge of the skirt. Then, fold it over until it is wide enough to encase the elastic.
Step 5: Put the elastic in the casing. I like to snip a small hole into one end of the elastic and place a bobby pin through it. Using the bobby pin, put the elastic in one end of the opening you made.
No getting pinched for me!
Thanks to Asia for taking pictures for me!