Am I the only one that has a container of clothes that will fit again "when I lose a few pounds"? I had a long skirt in the container that truthfully hasn't fit for a while. I decided that even if it fit I wasn't going to wear it like it was. So I decided to play around and see what I could do.
Here is the before picture:
A knee length skirt that fits!
7 Easy steps along the way
1. Measure the length you want the skirt to be and add 2 1/4 inches for seam allowance/waistband
2. Cut straight across at measured length. The bottom seam will stay the same, don't cut it off.
3. Fold fabric 1/4 in and sew a straight stitch to keep the fabric from unraveling.
4. Fold fabric 2 inches to make a casing for the elastic (I used 1 1/2 in. elastic) and sew 1/4 inch from the edge of the fold on the inside of the skirt. Be sure to leave a 2 inch section not sewn so you can feed in the elastic.
5. Measure and cut elastic to fit your waist.
6. Safety pin the end of the elastic and use that to feed the elastic all the way around the skirt.
7. Sew the 2 ends of elastic together and sew the 2 inch opening.