This might possibly be the easiest skirt you'll ever make! And it comes fully equipped with pockets!
One minute you have a few yards of fabric and the next (well maybe a few hours later) you have an adorable skirt! I think I'll be make lots more of these guys :)
Here's what you'll need:
1 1/4 yards of fabric
Yard stick/measuring tape
Start by cutting out:
2 pieces of fabric for the skirt (21"h x 33"w)
Next follow the instructions below for making the pockets
You'll base your pocket size roughly off of your hand size. Lay down your hand and trace it adding an extra inch around the edges and cut them out.
Do this for four pieces.
Pin the pockets RIGHT sides together and stitch all the way around leaving the flat side open.
Do NOT stitch all the way up the sides. Leave about a 1/2" and back stitch.
Do for both pockets and set aside.
Lay out one side of the main fabric or skirt body and fold down the top over your elastic so you know how wide the opening for the elastic will need to be and where the top of your finished skirt will begin.
Measure the distance from the top of where you want the skirt to sit to the height at which you want the pockets. I did mine 6" down to the top of the pocket.
With the top folded down accounting for the elastic band place the pocket RIGHT sides out
at your selected height on the RIGHT side of one side of the skirt body.
Flip up the pocket flap and pin it back and pin the bottom side down to the skirt body.
Sew a 1/4" seam down the pocket back stitching at each end. Repeat this step for the other side of the pocket placing the other side of the skirt body RIGHT side down on top.
Once you have both sides of the pocket attached to the skirt body, pin the two skirt pieces together. You do NOT want to stitch over the pocket when seaming the two skirt pieces together. You will stitch down from the top of the skirt to the top of the pocket and then pick back up at the bottom of the pocket to the bottom of the skirt.
This is what it will look like before you push the pocket back into itself.
Repeat above steps for second pocket.
Turn the skirt WRONG side out and fold down the top making sure there's enough space for the elastic.
Stitch a seam all the way around leaving a small opening to slip the elastic into.
Pull the elastic around your waist to the desired snugness...if that's actually a word and cut it leaving a little extra space for where you'll be stitching.
Using a safety pin to guide the elastic through insert it into the opening.
Pull the elastic through the other end and over lap it as shown. Stitch the overlapping pieces together and push elastic back into the opening. You may have to fiddle around a bit with the gather so that it's even all over the skirt. Stitch the opening closed.
Lastly hem up the bottom of the skirt by either folding it once or twice upwards. Pin and stitch.
And that's all she wrote!
As always I welcome any and all questions so don't hesitate!