The paper bag waist detail is very on trend right now. This is such a easy going skirt, style it with a white tee, add a some gladiator sandals and your good to go :)
This skirt can be made it lots of different types of fabric. Also you can make this is any size following the formula :) This would be so cute for a little girly.
- 1 Meter of Fabric-Linen, Cotton or other medium weight fabric
- Matching Thread
- 1/4" Twill Ribbon
- Sewing Machine
- Measuring Tape
- Buttonhole Pressor Foot
The meausrements for this skirt are your hip circumference measurement + 3" for wearing ease and seam allowance and the length is what ever you like + 4.5"
For example mine was:
Width: 35.5" + 3"=38.5"
Length: 17"+ 4.5"= 21.5"
Cut a little rectangle of fusible interfacing and place in in the center of your skirt 3.5" from the top edge. This is to stabilize the fabric for adding the button holes for the drawstrings.
Sew two buttonholes about 3/4" apart centered on your piece of interfacing. I made my button holes around 12/" long.
If you are not sure how to sew a button hole, refer to your sewing machine manual and watch this video
which shows you how! I promise it's not to scary :
Fold your skirt in half and sew closed. You will probably need to add a zig zag stitch to the edge to finish off the seam and make sure it doesn't fray.
Finishing the top edge and creating the casing:
Press your top edge down 1/2" on the wrong side. Fold over another 1.5" and press. Stitch sewing close to your folded edge.
To create the casing and paper bag effect you will need to add another row of stitching a 1/2" away from the last row of stitching. Start at one button hole and stitch completely around the other button hole.
With a seam ripper open up your button holes, being careful not to cut through the edges.
Using a safety pin, feed your ribbon through the casing and out the other button hole.
To hem, fold over your bottom edge 1/4" and then another 1/2". Stitch down!