For this project, I used the Dritz Soft Waistband Elastic in this blue color along with the fabric I had bought from Hobby Lobby. This was my first time doing this, so it took some effort to get it (mostly) the way I wanted it. I basically cut two rectangles the width and length I wanted (keeping in mind seam allowances) and stitched them together. I did add in-seam pockets that I simply drafted from another pattern.
The waistband elastic is cut about 2″ smaller than the waist for a snug, but comfortable fit. That could, of course, be changed if this was something you decided to do for yourself.
The waistband is attached wrong side to wrong side. I suggest basting this first to keep your sewing straight (I didn’t do this and I wish I had). It is sewn from the right side of the fabric, then flipped up and top stitched down (twice) to keep it in place.
This could be made as a circle skirt as well, but that would eliminate the pockets. I really wanted to include those in the skirt so for me, this was the best and easiest option.
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