I decided to make a skirt for my niece and I wanted to use up some leftover material I had laying around. I had three different materials to use and I had an envelope as my pattern. I cut 6 strips of each material using the envelope as a guide. Then I cut one strip that was 25" X 3".
(I was using measurement for a size 2)
Next I sewed the strips together one after the next alternating the pattern.
Once all the strips were sewn together I gathered the top of the skirt all the way across.
I then pinned one side of the waist band to the gathered part of the skirt and sewed them together.
Next I folded the waistband in half and ironed it. I then stitched it all the way across in order to make a casing for the elastic. (I ended up with a 21" waist)
After I inserted the elastic in the casing I sewed the end tightly and then stitched up the casing opening. At this point I also stitched up the side of the skirt which had been open all this time.
Finally I pinned and ironed a hem around the bottom of the skirt and then sewed the hem.
Here is the finished skirt with a little purse I quickly put together. My niece is almost 2 and she has fallen in love with purses.