1: I measure out 18 inches ( for my 18 month) of the 1 1/2 ” white elastic. ( I wish I would of used black or plum if available with this fabric) Sew the ends of the elastic together. Be sure to fold under the rough edge. Visit this site for a great chart for waist sizes.
2: Unfold your fat quarter fabric. Cut the fabric in half. Note: I only used one half of the fabric. If you want a fuller skirt use both halves. ( You will sew the two halves together for a fuller skirt). Put right sides facing each other and sew the ends together.
3: Optional: if you want you can cut a contrasting fabric same width, but a third of the length to add to the top of bottom of skirt. Sew to main fabric.
4: You will now need to hem the end of your skirt.
5: Attach the elastic to the top of your skirt. I tacked down the material to the elastic evenly in four places.Then I just sewed the material while pulling the elastic so the material would be evenly bunched up around the skirt.
6: Be sure you iron your skirt once you are done. You don’t want your little one wearing a wrinkled skirt. 🙂
Stay tuned… I will be making a matching sibling Christmas skirt and bow tie in the near future.