Get ready for spring with this fabulous new do it yourself short and sweet skirt!
? 1 yard of the fabric
I recommend the light weight fabric that has a soft drape. Avoid heavy and thick fabric.
? ½ yard of contrast fabric
? matching color thread
? 1 yard of 1” wide elastic
Your seam allowance is ½”
Follow the ½” seam allowance stitch along the top edge. Clip the edge
as in picture.
Press the edge toward the wrong side.
Stitch the lower band to the skirt
With the right side of the lower band facing the wrong side of the skirt, stitch.
Trim the seam allowance to approximately ¼”
Press the lower band toward the right side of the skirt fabric.
Stitch in place by stitching close to the upper fold edge.
Stitch the front skirt and back skirt together.
With the right side of the fabric facing together, stitch the two sides.
Finish the seam allowance edge with serging or zig zag stitch.
With the right side of the fabric facing together, stitch the two sides together.
On one side, you will leave an opening between the two dots.
Fold the waistband in half lengthwise, with the wrong side of the fabric facing together,
so you are looking at the right side of the fabric.
Stitch the waistband and the skirt together
With the right side of the fabric facing together, (for the waist band, the right side is the side that doesn’t have the opening),
stitch the edge all around. Finish the edge with serging or zigzag stitch.
Press the waist band up.
Insert the elastic to the waistband.
Cut the elastic 1.5” to 2” smaller than your waist measurement depending on how tight you like.
Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and use it to guide the elastic through the waist band from the opening.
Stitch the two end of the elastic together.
Close up the opening with hand stitching.
Pair the skirt with some colorful tight, and you are ready to welcome Spring.