I finished the skirt! YAY!!! It was actually fairly fast... I started it the day we left for Georgia and didn't touch again until today. ;)
What I used:
1 package of Casper the Friendly Ghost fat quarters
Step 1 -
I cut each fat quarter into thirds, they were 7" wide. Then I cut 3" off the bottoms.
I took 6 of the 7" strips and sewed them together for the top tier of the skirt.
Then I took 12 of the 7" strips and sewed them together for the bottom tier.
Usually a pack of fat quarters will have more of 2 designs than the others and one fat quarter all by itself.
Next, I sewed 2 lines of gathering stitches. On my machine I set both stitch settings to the largest settings. Then, pull gently on the bottom threads to create your gathers.
Remove the cat from the fabric. SIGH.............
Now, pin the bottom of your top tier to the top of the bottom tier with right sides together, adjusting the gathers as needed.
Then sew the tiers together!
Next, pin up the sides of the skirt and sew the back seam!
Fold over the top 1/2" and press. Fold over 1", press and pin. Then sew your elastic casing for the waist band, making sure to leave an opening for the elastic!
Now, cut your elastic to your child's waist measurement -1".
Then, safety pin both ends of the elastic and either hold tightly to both ends or pin one end to yourself. Insert the elastic through the opening.
Next, sew the opening closed!
Now, fold up the bottom of the skirt 1/2" and press. Fold up 1", press and pin. Next sew your hem!!!
Now you are ALLLLLL done!! YAY!!!!! You could always add a ruffle to the bottom if you'd like. :)
As always, I would love to hear what you think about the tutorial! Was it clear and easy to follow??? And definitely let me know if you decide to make one! I would love to see it!!!