Posting over on Project Run & Play today for Skirting the Issue, a very good cause! Hoping to find a local agency to donate these 4 skirts to so they can go to local foster children.
An equation may be easier:
(low hip measurement + 6 inches) ÷ 2 = width of rectangle
For the height of the rectangle I used the knee length measurement from these size charts.
Cut two of these rectangles, front and back.
MAKE THE SKIRT:
Hem both rectangular pieces. Fold 1/4 inch and iron. Fold another 1/4 inch and iron then sew hem. (If you want you could serge and then iron and hem.) I chose to sew two parallel lines to mimic a double needle hem.
Insert ribbon into tunnels. Use a safety pin on the end of the ribbon to help feed through tunnels. Start at the hem and up to the waist band and then back down to the hem again. Trim ribbon to leave 4 inches or so and use fray check on each end.
MAKE THE WAISTBAND:
Measure your finished skirt for the waistband. I always measure after I sew the skirt together for the waistband because it seems like regardless of how careful I am, I always loose or add 1/4 inch somewhere.
Cut out waistband fabric. Use length above plus one inch and cut height of 4 inches.
Pull on the ribbon to create ruching and tie a bow.