And here's my new skirt from the fabric I was so fortunate to receive from Molly. Thanks, Molly! I love it. It has a wonderful retro look and feel to it. The skirt is of my own design. Below is a little tutorial on how I did it. It's quick and easy and something you can do in about 15 to 25 minutes. So if you need a quick skirt, grab some cute fabric and go for it. I'm off to do a photo shoot. I'll show you Monday what a fun skirt this is to wear. *Update: Photo Shoot is now complete. Go here to see the photos.
First of all I decided how long I wanted the final length to be and cut off the excess. I also cut off a strip to use for the waistband since the is knit and has a bit of stretch to it. Otherwise, I could have used a piece of wide elastic on which to attach the skirt portion. If you use cotton or something other knit to makes yours, use wide elastic for the waistband. You don't even have to make a casing. Just sewing the the pleated or gathered skirt to the bottom inside portion of your elastic tube. Be sure to use the zig zag stitch so your stitches don't pop when stretched.