Friday, September 28, 2012

Simple Striped Skirt

Happy Friday, everyone!!
I'm doing things a little different today, instead of printables you're getting a tutorial!  
Yay, right!?  Ha!
It seems there's quite a few Halloween printables being shared around blogland.  Which is great, don't get me wrong!  But we'll just do it again next week.  Cool?  

I decided to create a super simple and quick skirt for my daughter.  Since the fabric is thick jersey, it makes it feel a little more appropriate for fall.  

Since I've picked up this adorable fabric I bought at the thrift store, I'd been itching to create something fun with it!  And since there's a lot of it, after making the skirt, I still have so much left to make more lovelies out of it.

Here's what I did.
Measure your subjects waist (my daughter's was 20 inches).
Fold the fabric in half the width of your measurement. 

Measure out the length you want (I used her existing skirts as an idea).  Then cut your piece out.  You should have a long rectangle shape.

Fold it with the right sides facing in and pin the two short ends together.

Now sew it together.  You now have a large tube like piece.

Fold over the edge for your elastic waistband, mine was about an inch.  Pin and press with an iron.

Sew your waistband hem, leaving a gap to string in your elastic.

Cut a piece of thin elastic (1/2 inch wide is what I used) at the length you measured as your waist.

Using a safety pin, thread your elastic through the waistband and pin and sew the elastic together.

Then you can sew your waistband together.

And you're done!  No need to finish off your skirt hem since it's a jersey knit.  

Put it on and chill out.

That's what she did.

I'm loving the colorful stripes more than her, I'm sure!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a marvelous weekend!!

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MJ said... Best Blogger Tips

That's adorable. I love the idea of using a heavy weight jersey for it.

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I love that fabric!

I featured your skirt on my blog today, come on over and check it out:

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

This is fantastic! Easy, cute and it looks super comfy!!

Max said... Best Blogger Tips

that looks great, and not too hard, i might have to have a bash at one of those (I keen to get into making clothes but VERY nervous!) x

Shannon Barefoot said... Best Blogger Tips

Visiting from M.M.M. This is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I would love if you would share this (and some of your other fun projects) over at my link party going on right now.

Thanks! Have a nice day :)

Sewing Barefoot

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your cute skirt. Thanks for sharing this at Fabulous Friday. This looks easy enough for me to do!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely skirt - nice, simple straightforward and clear tutorial - and gorgeous photos!! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

Shannon Barefoot said... Best Blogger Tips

Too cute! Thanks so much for linking up to my link party last week. I hope you'll stop by again today to link up some more of your ideas.

Have a great day!

Sewing Barefoot