1. Skirt length (from waist to the length you desire---this is waist to knee in my case)
2. Hip round
3. Waist round
Skirt (front and back):
A-C = 3/4 inch
Join B and C with a curvy line.
C-D = skirt length
D-E = hip/4 + 3 inches
F-E = 3/4 inch
Shape hemline D-F.
A-C = B-D = usually 3 inches
Add seam and hem allowances to the pattern pieces.
Let's start sewing:
Cut two pieces for skirt (for front and back) each on fold.
With right sides facing, join the sides of the skirt.
Open and press the seams flat. Serge or zigzag the edges, or trim the edges using pinking shears.
Hem the bottom of the skirt. First, fold 1/4 inch to the wrong side and press well.
Again make a 1/2 inch fold, press well, and sew.
Now admire the neat hemline you have just made.
Your skirt is almost ready. All you need to do is, attach the waistband and feed the elastic.
Fold the waistband in half lengthwise with right sides facing, and join the raw edges leaving an 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Pin the lower edge of the waistband to the top of the skirt and sew, removing the pins as you go..
Fold the upper edge of the waistband 1/4 inch and press.
Fold down again to cover the seam and sew, leaving an opening 3 inches or so to insert the elastic.
Feed the elastic through the opening (length of the elastic = waist measurement + 1 inch for overlap).
Overlap the ends of the elastic by 0.5 inch and sew over the overlap to secure the ends.
See you again with yet another tutorial.