I forgot to take a “before” picture, but once upon a time this was one long skirt. I bet you’ll take my word for it, right? I found it at a thrift store (of course) and it was half off (of course) and it was the wrong size (of course!)
The fabric is quite nice, and the ankle length gave me enough fabric to cut it into two pieces. The top portion has the original zipper, and I opened up the waistband so I could cut out a chunk of elastic. I turned a size 10 women’s skirt into a size 7 girls skirt in just a few minutes! A quick hem and skirt #1 was complete.
The bottom 2/3 of the skirt was now too wide to fit around my waist, so I sewed it onto a 2 inch wide black elastic, stretching the elastic as I sewed. It didn’t go as well as I hoped. It it very uncomfortable up against my skin. I love the paisley purple print, so I might re-try the elastic in hopes for a more comfortable finish. Any tips from people who have used the elastic as a waistband?
Amy Jo at The Little Moments