This is a super easy skirt to whip up. The hem is already done for you...score!
I think she likes it! This is her pose when I asked her to stand still like a princess does...such a girl already.
Who's ready to make a skirt?
- 1" wide elastic
- Fabric Marker
**I am giving you measurements for a size 3T.
Measuring from the opening of the pillowcase up, cut 16.5" across. If you are doing a size other than a 3T, use a skirt that fits your little one as a guide and add 5 or 6 inches to the top.
Now we are going to create the waistband. Iron down 1/4", then iron down another 2".
Sew close to the bottom edge leaving a 1.5" opening towards the back seam of the skirt. We will be running our elastic through there.
Mark with your fabric pen 1.25" up from the stitches you just sewed, all the way around the waist. Sew using those marks as a guide. Cut your elastic to the length you need. For a size 3T, I cut it at 18.5". Attach a safety pin to one end and run it through the channel you sewed, being careful not to lose the ends.
Sew your elastic together with a zig zag stitch. I like to go over it 3 or 4 times just to make sure it's secure. Stuff it up into your waistband like a turkey....wait did I just say that? Ha! Then sew the opening closed, making sure to backstitch.
To make the sash, cut a 3.25" wide by width of fabric. You can use some of the leftover pillowcase fabric or a different piece of fabric. Or a piece of ribbon for a no sew option! Fold in half lengthwise and sew with a 1/4" seam. Turn right side out.
Press with the seam down the middle back and tuck in the raw ends.
Top stitch all the way around the sash. Wrangle your little one up and try on their new skirt because you are done!
Thanks for sewing with me!