OK - enough of the rambling - let's get sewing!
What you'll need -
- 2 pieces 35cm x 17cm for the waistband
- 110x30cm for the skirt
- 2 pieces 55cm x 15cm for the waist ties
- co-ordinating buttons. I used three
Finish all four sides on the skirt piece and the two short sides and one of the long sides on the waistband piece. my overlocker isn't working at the moment so I used an edging stitch that I found on my machine, but a zig zag is fine too.
On the centre crease that you just created pin the unfinished ends of the waist ties to the short sides of the waistband. Make sure you attach them to the right side of the fabric.
When you have done this and turned it right sides out, it should look like this.
Musical interlude while I wait for you to come back....
Now you need to sew a gathering stitch around the top of your skirt. I always do two rows because one inevitably breaks. You need to start your gathering about 4cm from one side of the placket you created and finish it about 4cm from the other side of the placket. See?
Pin the finished edge of the waistband to the gathered skirt and sew, using a 1cm seam allowance. Take care not to get the waist ties caught in your seam!