I originally planned to just sew it up the side by the selvedge, hem, and make a waist band. Then I saw a couple of simple tutorials for A-line skirts. Since I had never made one before, I thought that I would give it a try. I also thought that the heavier weight of this fabric would work perfectly.
First lets give credit to the two tutorials that gave me the most help. The Train to Crazy and Sugar City. (Just click on the names to go to the links.) I used a combination of these two tutorials and then decided to add some “fancy” French Seams. O.K. they’re not really that fancy but anything French just seams fancier doesn’t it? O.K. more about French Seams later. Let’s get to the tutorial.
1/2 yard of fabric (This was just the right amount for my girls who typically wear a size 8)
Sewing machine, thread, etc.
A rotary cutter, cutting mat and straight edge are also very helpful but not necessary.
Measuring and Cutting:
First you will need to take three measurements. Your child’s waist, hips, and desired length of skirt.
Next, you will prepare the fabric for cutting.