I whipped up this simple Candy Lane skirt yesterday in no time at all. I love the ease of skirts both in my girl wearing them and how simple they are to make. I bought this fabric awhile ago and loved how vibrant the colours were and knew I wanted to make it into a skirt. This skirt probably took 1/2 an hour tops I'm guessing. I named it the Candy Lane skirt because of the colours, they remind me of lollies and sherbet.
Would you like to make one?!
What you'll need:
Fabric (depends on the size your making)
bias tape 1/2" double fold
1. You will need to cut two pieces of fabric your (desired length + 1 1/2") x (waist measurement x 2). You could also do a little less then 2 times waist if you would like it not so full which is what I did.
2. Place your two pieces right sides together and sew down the two sides lengthwise, back stitch.
3. You will now have a tube. Open up your double fold bias tape and sandwich around the bottom of your skirt, pinning as you go. Stitch around the bottom of the skirt to attach bias tape ensuring you catch the bias tape on both sides.
4. Cut a piece of elastic that is slightly smaller than your child's waist. Sew both ends of the elastic together. Fold and Iron under 3/4".
5. Pin your elastic on top of where you ironed over in for spots, both sides and middle of front and back. Ensure that when the elastic is pulled tight it is even. Sew down your elastic pulling it tight as you go between each pin (so it is flush with the waist as shown). Continue all the way around until you are back to where you started.
Fold over elastic again towards the inside (so that the elastic is now hidden). Sew around bottom of where your elastic is encased pulling the elastic tort as you go (like in previous step). You will now have your waistband completed and you will not have to worry about the elastic moving in the casing. You could also just do a regular casing for elastic if you like.
I then just added a bow that I made near the waist and I was done!!