Make one using a vintage floral sheet or turn it into a dress-up skirt using something sparkly.
This skirt is so easy, you should probably make both.
This skirt pattern is so versatile! You’re going to be using it for everything once you realize how quickly you can whip it up.
Make one from a thrifted floral bed sheet.
Or turn it into a razzle dazzle dress up skirt.
First you need to decide some measurements:
W(aist) & L(ength) W=true waist measurement x 1.5 then divide by 2 (because it’s cut on fold) L= desired length.
My skirt is a size 4T.
W=17″ & L=10″ For a dancing skirt, I go a little shorter.
Now make the pattern.
These instructions will give you a “good enough” pattern.
Draw a rectangle using W & L measurements.
Along length of skirt, draw slashlines about 3″ apart.
Cut out rectangle and slash up to (but not through) waist.
Spread pieces apart about 3″ and glue in place on new paper. Spread further to create an even fuller circle skirt.
Connect pieces with a curved line along the hem.
Smooth out new curved waistline.
Gather your materials.
For the 4T cotton print skirt, you will need about 3/4 yd fabric (or part of a thrifted sheet!), Elastic = W-1″, 1 package of double fold bias binding.
Place pattern on FOLD and cut.
Finish waist edge using serger or zig-zag.
Pin cut elastic to skirt evenly dividing extra skirt width along band.
If you divide and mark elastic and skirt pieces at 1/4, 1/2, & 3/4 points, you can match these marks up to evenly distribute skirt fabric.
Sew elastic band to skirt while stretching band to match skirt width.
Waist elastic should overlap right side of skirt about 1/4″. I like to use a zig-zag stitch to attach waistband.
Once tension is released on elastic, it will “gather” the skirt.
Sew double fold bias tape to raw hem edge.
Sew up center back seam of skirt using 1/2″ seam.
Finish seam with serger or zig-zag.
Topstitch CB seam so elastic lays flat and is comfortable.
Time to TWIRL!
If you thought that was easy, this sparkly skirt is even easier.
This fabric is a knit, so you do not have to finish any of the edges. Not even the hem! Just cut, sew on waist elastic, and sew up center back seam. DONE.