Happy 4th of July!!
Several of you are anticipating this tutorial – - well here we go!!
This was so easy – - when I embarked on “skirt week” I realized I needed more skirts. I whipped this up the night before I wore it – maybe 20 minutes-ish. So here’s the Easy Knit Skirt Tutorial, how-to:
First, you need knit fabric – it’s real stretchy and is tshirt fabric. I love this green stripe I found at Hancock Fabrics. Then you’ll need to cut 4 pieces: 2 waistbands and 2 main pieces. For the waistband, mine was 6 inches (I think!) and then I took that strip and stretched it around myself to see how big it needed to be – it will be what holds the skirt up – I wish mine was a little tighter, but oh well. For the main panels, they need to be bigger than the waistband, and then as long as you want your skirt – I wanted mine to my knee.
I didn’t measure anything – I just held the fabric up to myself and cut it – knit is very forgiving, so you’re not seeking perfection on measurements.
Gather the top of the main panels – that’ll make them match the size of the waistband:
Take the waistband and put it on top of the main panel (face-down, or right sides together). Sew it along the top:
I used this “knit” stitch on my machine, the one highlighted. Not sure if that matters or not….
Now, with it still inside-out, fold the waistband down on the sides (as shown here on the right side) and pin into place.
Then, flip the skirt right-side out and on those waistband side seams, “stitch the ditch” (hope my mom is proud that I remember that term!). Basically, you just sew down in the seam that’s already there to hold the folded waistband into place. Since it’s on top of the side seam (in the ditch) you shouldn’t be able to see it.
Voila – that’s it!! You could hand-tack down the waistband more, but who’s doing that?!?! Wear and enjoy!