My sister's birthday is in January. I told her I'd either finish writing my novel, or I'd make her something. Since I know I can't finish my story, I made her a skirt yesterday out of some periwinkle colored jersey. Final product:
I did it all under 35 minutes. I am extremely proud because I didn't use a pattern or tutorial. It looks like one of those skirts that has a black waistband from Forever 21 and Nordstroms. I guess you could make the waistband a different color.
materials: jersey fabric, sewing machine, scissors
1. Measure your waist and multiply by two. This is x. Ex: 36 x 2=72." Cut out a piece of fabric that is x" by however long you want your skirt. I used 2 pieces of fabric, but I think 1 piece would take less time. Sew the ends together for the body of the skirt.
2. Take your waist measurement. Cut out a piece of fabric by that number by double the width you want your waistband. I think my width was about 5" to get a 2.5" waistband.
3. Fold the strip in half lengthwise, and sew the ends together. You should now have a double layer tube for the waistband.
4. Baste around the top of the skirt and gather it until it is the circumference of the waistband.
5. Line up the seams of the back of the skirt and the back of the waistband. Place the band around the top of the skirt, lining up the unfinished edges with the top edge of the skirt. Use a zigzag stitch and sew the waistband on. Flip the waistband up. Done!