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easy like sunday morning
A real simple skirt that you can make in an afternoon and wear tons of different ways.

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  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather supplies and cut fabric:

    Cut a thin strip for the elastic casing. Take your waist measurement and add 3 inches for seam allowance.

    Cut are large piece for the skirt. Cut a piece 1 1/2 times your hip measurement and add 3 inches for seam allowance.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make casing for elastic. Fold the thin piece of fabric in half and pin.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Stitch edge. Pink edge and turn right side out (I used a straight pin to help pull the fabric out). Iron flat.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    feed elastic through the casing using a safety pin. Stitch elastic to the casing ends.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    gather skirt: sew 2 parallel, loose stitches at the top edge of your skirt fabric leaving long trails at each end.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pull the top threads of each line of stitching to evenly gather the skirt so that it matches the length of your waistband.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    pin waist band to gathered skirt. stitch together leaving a inch seam allowance.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Trim edge to reduce bulk at the waist.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Determine the length you want and cut fabric leaving an inch and a half seam allowance. Stitch back seam leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Pink seam and iron to one side.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    hem: fold hem under twice and pin.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 11
    Step 11

    stitch and iron hem.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt - Step 12
    Step 12

    and you're done!

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