I am not a sewer (Haha. Sewer.), I mean seamstress. But sometimes I agree to do things for my children that require sewing. Last night Hannah was given a fabulous baby Snow White doll from Shaelynn and Ali (hooray, they're engaged!), for her birthday. She loved the doll but asked me if I would make a skirt for it. Sure, sure, I said, hoping she would forget all about it, or that I could tie a napkin around the doll's waist and leave it at that. But she didn't forget. Today for our Monday Mommy/Daughter date she asked me again if I would make a skirt. So I decided to impress her with my sewing skills. Inspired by this Lazy Days Skirt tutorial from Oliver + S I set out to make my daughter's dreams come true. If I were truly not so lazy, I would have pulled up the tutorial and follwed the steps on a smaller scale. Instead, I guessed my way through the project and did this in about 30 minutes:
Next I pinned the wrong (inside out) sides together. You should probably do some more folding and ironing at this point. I didn't.
I sewed those babies together to form a little tunnel of fabric.
Then I pinned a fold down at the top. You should probably measure and iron this. I just folded a little bit over onto the inside out fabric.
Sew this fold close to the edge, almost all the way around. Don't connect the sewing circle- Leave a little hole (big enough for a safety pin to fit through) to put the elastic in. If you are smart (not like me) you should put the hole for the elastic threading at the same point that you sewed the skirt together in the first steps. I won't pretend that I sew very straight, but if you follow the guide by the side of your sewing foot, it is generally okay. (And when you add the elastic it bunches all up and you can't really see it anyway)