Yes, you read that right: 5. Minute. Skirt. All thanks to Ruffle Fabric - this stuff is amazing. The fabric is so great, you just have to sew it together and it's ready to wear - awesome.
Here's the tutorial for a 5 minute skirt, which took 10 times longer to write than it did to sew the skirt (but that's probably how all tutorials go....)
The piece of fabric I had was a little less than 1/2 a yard. It's 48in wide, so I just cut it in half and had plenty to make 2 skirts (my girls are 4 and 6 and pretty true to size). (FYI on cost - 1 yard is $15, so the 1/3 yard I used was $5, and cut in half it makes for $2.50 each skirt - what a deal). So this is about 15 inches by 24 inches:
elastic is so fun you want it to show. And so the quick version - just stretch your elastic to the same length as the fabric and pin it - you might need help to hold it while you pin it, unless you have 3 hands. Pin it to the right side of the fabric - -
After that, just lined up the edges (right sides together, aka inside-out) and sew that seam. And you're done - how long did it take?? Quick, right!?!
And isn't it So Cute!! They got lots of compliments - -
When you pin your elastic, pin it on the back side of the fabric. Stretch out the elastic the length of the fabric, just as described above.
So what did I do with my little piece of extra elastic?? A matching headband, of course - stay tuned for that...