*Some 1 inch elastic (I used 18 inches)
*A quilting mat (you don’t have to have this….but they really make cutting fabric so much easier)
*A rotary cutter (or scissors)
*And your Fabric….we used Riley Blake’s Daisy Cottage line. I used a half yard of main fabric…and a quarter yard of contrasting fabric for a girls size 5/6.
First you need two measurements…..(and they are easy).
Waist Measurement—–measure tightly (but not too tightly) around your little girl’s waist
Length measurement——measure from your girl’s waist to her knee (or whereever you want the skirt to end)
Record these two numbers.
Again, I made a size 5/6 and had these two numbers…..waist– 20 inches and length– 16 inches
Take your waist measurement and minus 2 inches…..mine is now 18 inches. Cut your elastic to this measurement.
Now, take your length and add 2 inches….(this will be the part you turn over for the elastic around the waist). Then subtract 4 inches (for the band around the bottom. (My skirt—16 inches plus 2 inches minus 4 inches equals 14 inches.) You will need these for the next step.
Here is what you are going to do: