The other day I had a garage sale at my place, and I needed something easy to do while keeping an eye out for cars. I used up a remnant of flannel plaid to make this little skirt.
The only difference between it, and regular gathered elastic waist skirt, is that I pleated the fabric before sewing on the waist band. I started with two rectangles twice the width that I needed. I added an inch to the length.
Then I just folded an inch of fabric over to make pleats.
I kept making pleats until the width was just a tad larger than what I actually need the waist to be.
I ran a stitch across them to hold them in place before I sewed on the waist band.
I did the same to the back. I just made sure there were the same amount of pleats in front and back. I sewed up the sides of the skirt, wrong side out.
I used two inch wide elastic for the waist. It needs to be the width of the waist minus one inch. I sewed the ends together like so.
I opened up the elastic, and sewed the seam down flat.
Next, I sewed the elastic to the skirt.
Hem, and it's finished! It's not a huge obvious thing, but I think the pleats make it a tad more sophisticated.
I did just a simple gathered waist one for the little sister...which is super, super fast and easy!
Perfect little skirts for cooler weather.
I just love that picture with them holding hands...I was thinking about hanging this version of it on a canvas in their bedroom after we move. Maybe decorate with more of a vintage toy room feel? Opinions?
Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: