Sew a label on the back of the waistband (info about my woven labels HERE). –it’s much easier to do when the layers are separated than when sewn together.Serge the raw edge, iron it under and sew the hem in place.Perfect for playtime, for sharing ice cream, and sharing secrets. If your fabric allows, you may want to incorporate the selvage as part of your hem.
Sew all the way around (you don’t need to leave an opening on this) I sew two zigzag lines to make sure it’s nice and secure. The only difference between the layers is that one is three inches shorter than the other.
However, I don’t hem the bottom layer until the end to make sure it’s the exact length I want.
is a loose, temporary stitch to hold the layers in place until the official waistband is sewn.
NOTE: If you sew with a serger, you can serge the seam instead of sewing with your machine and then serging.
For tutorial purposes and to allow more room for correcting my errors, I always sew first and then serge.And we have a fantastic MADE Everyday episode if you’d like to see the process in-action! I notice that it tends to shrink a bit the first time I wash a finished skirt or pair of Kid Pants.Just hit the Play button below [or continue reading after the video for the standard tutorial]: It’s lightweight and bouncy. NOTE: these measurements were used for my skinny 5-year-old daughter, who has a 21-inch waist size.With spring and summer upon us, it’s time for skirts! Interlock is a bit heavy for a double-layered skirt) – lightweight cotton/poly blends (the mint green fabric below is a blend) – always wash and dry your fabric ahead of time to pre-shrink it.