* I suggest you read the entire pattern once before starting to get a general idea.
* The seam allowance is 1/2-inch throughout unless otherwise specified.
2) Cotton fabric of any coordinating print or color- Measurement same as above.
* Lets first calculate the length of the skirt fabric (this applies to both the fabric).
Measure the length from the waist till where you want the skirt to stand. Add a 1-inch seam and subtract a 1 & 1/2-inch ( waist band). This would give you the length of the skirt material required.
My girl’s measurement is 10-inches. So my required fabric length is:
10 + 1 – 1.5 = 9.5-inches
* Lets now calculate the width of the skirt material ( here again this applies to both the fabric).
Measure around the waist of your child and multiply by 2.5, this would give you the width.
My girl’s measurement is 21 -inches around the waist. So my calculated width is:
21 x 2.5= 52.5 inches
Since the commonly available width of the fabric is 44-inches, you will have to join pieces to get the required width of the skirt material. Here I added a 44-inch piece and an 8.5-inch wide piece to get the required width, 52.5-inches (44 + 8.5= 52.5).
* Now we have to figure out the measurement for the waistband. The width of the waistband is taken as 4-inches for all ages. For the length of the waistband, we multiply the waist measurement of your child by 1.5 . This gives the length.
I took the waist as 21-inches. So my waist band length is:
21 x 1.5= 31.5 inches
Cut the two skirt materials according to the required measurement, mine came to 9.5-length x 52.5-width.
Align the top edges and pin all around. Sew the skirt one and two together along the pinned edge, removing the pin as you go.
Now flip over skirt two to its right side, exposing the right side of skirt one also. Push skirt two into skirt one as shown above.
Press the seams flat for a neat finish.
Top stitch along the pressed seam line to give it a professional finish.
Now we need to do the waistband. Take the required dimension of the fabric for the waistband.
Now fold the waistband in half along the entire length and press. Now we need to sew the waistband shut and form a tube.
Open the folds and sew the waistband shut along the shorter side. Your waistband will now look like a tube.
Sew the waistband onto the skirt, removing the pin as you go.
Take the required length of the elastic and insert it into the casing using a safety pin.
Keep the ends of the elastic overlapping and sew back and forth a few times to secure it.