Skirts are an easy, go-to project and great way to add some key items to your fall wardrobe.
STEP ONE: For this skirt I doubled the fabric because it was shear. I often go for the least amount of steps, so I just folded the fabric in half so I didn’t have to sew a bottom hem.
STEP TWO: Specs for my skirt…I used a 45″x17″ piece of fabric. I doubled my waistline in determining the width to create pleating for when the elastic band was added.
STEP THREE: Fold over the top hem and pin. I was using 1″ elastic for the band, so I folded over approximately 1.25″
STEP FOUR: I didn’t want the band to have any “wiggle room” so I sewed with the elastic in place. I have yet to perfect sewing in a straight line and having the elastic in place allows me to sew as close as possible and be consistent in the width of the band. If you do this, make sure NOT to sew over the elastic.
STEP FIVE: To sew the side seam, I simplely folded the material in half so it was inside out and sewed the seam. Do not sew over the band opening. There will be enough fabric in the band with the natural pleating to overlap the opening. Also this will allow you to adjust the circumference of the elastic if you ever need to make the sizing larger or smaller.
STEP SIX: Put on the skirt and measure your waist, marking the elastic with where you need to sew it together.
Now you’re done!! See… super easy.