Added Dec 1, 2009
This thing is so comfy and light, I kept looking down all day to make sure it didn’t fall off of me.
If the rest of this fabric in my stash wasn’t a loud ass green, I would make another skirt right now.
I cut this WAY too long at first, it had a very granny look ;o)
I had to cut it twice to get it to a good length. I don’t know what the hell I was thinking when I cut it the first time.
This is dead simple to make.
1. Cut a thick band double the size of your desired waistband width, plus seam allowance. Cut the length a little shorter than your actual waist measurement plus seam allowance.
2. Cut a rectangle of fabric your desired length. Think shorter than usual, unless you like the granny look. Kinda eyeball the width based on how much gathering/pleating you want.
3. Sew the short end of your band together. Fold over with the wrong sides together.
4. Sew the short sides of your rectangle together with the right side facing.
5. Pin the two pieces right sides together (with the waistband folded obvs.) gathering the width evenly. This is not super important, though. I winged it and it worked just fine.
6. Finally, sew the pieces together and wear!
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