To me linen just screams spring and summer. I love this simple layered skirt style. It is perfect for any age. You could make this skirt in any woven fabric and any length you want. I'm convinced a maxi version of this style would be amazing!
- 1/2-1 Meter of Linen
- 1 Meter of 3/4" Elastic
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Machine
- Fabric Marker
For your skirt width you want to take your waist measurement and X it by 1.5
I'm making this for my daughter so my measurements were it was 18" X 1.5= 27" and the length is what ever you like it to be plus 3" for elastic casing and hem.
27" x 10"
Fold in half and sew down creating your skirt.
For the second layer cut it the same width of your main skirt piece and around 7" long. The length is changeable to what ever you like.
Fold your second layer in half and sew down, same as the main skirt piece!
Hem both pieces by folding under 1/2" and then another 1". Press and stitch around. Do this for your main skirt and the second skirt layer.
Second Skirt Layer: You will want to finish off the raw edges, I choose to do a simple zig zag stitch.
Matching up the back seam, place your layers together as pictured. Pin in place. Make sure the layers are even.
Stitch in place sewing around 1/2" up from your main skirt hem.
Cut a piece of elastic the same width as your waist measurement. Sew the ends together creating a tube.
Divide both your skirt and elastic piece into quarters and mark with a fabric marker.
Match up the markings and pin together at these points.
Start stitch and stretch your elastic to fit and lie flat on your skirt piece. Sew slowly, you might have to pull it slightly from the back as well to feed it evenly through your machine.
Flip your elastic to the inside of your skirt and sew 1/2" down from the folded edge. You will still have to stretch the elastic as you sew.