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This skirt is SUPER easy to sew, self-lining, and best of all completely REVERSIBLE! Two skirts in one!
MATERIALS: 3.4"w elastic to waist size. Matching thread
1- WAISTBAND: Fold and press UPSY DASY fabric right side out across center median where patterns meet. Stitch 3/4'" from the fold to create a pocket for elastic, leaving 1" unsewn at each end (1" from each selvedge edge)
2- SKIRT: Turn fabric inside out and fold in opposite direction so waistband pocket is turned inward and wrong side of fabric faces out. Now fold lengthwise so selvedge edges meet. Align and pin selvedge edges. Stitch just inside the selvedge edges. This is your seam allowance!
3- FINISHING: Press seam allowances open. Safety pin elastic on one end and feed through waistband casing until it comes out the opening. Trim elastic to desired length, overlap ends 3/4", pin then sew together. Finish waistband casing by hand-stitching.
4- THE HEM- Now, more fun! The reversible nature of this fabric enables you to choose a border pattern for one of the two skirts. I have intentionally left this step optional so that you can tailor your skirt to your own needs and creativity. You can hem the red floral to the desired length and fold the blue paisley over the bottom for a border, or vice-versa. Or, if you don't want a border pattern at the bottom, simply hem both fabrics to the desired length. The beauty of skirts is that extra hem means extra wear as girls grow up!