this is a seriously easy skirt. it takes a very short time to make. the front is straight and it has a draw-string at the back. the measurements here make an aust size 12-14, but it is easy to make bigger or smaller, just change the width of the sides... and lengthen or shorten as desired (although, being a fairly straight skirt, you would have to take that into account). still to be easy easy easy, just follow the instructions below:
basically, cut two rectangles - the front being smaller than the back - and the draw strings
front: L = 24", W = 20"
back: L = 24", W = 27"
draw strings: L = 26", W = 3" (cut two of these)
hem the bottom of each (or cheat and make it even easier, like i did, by just using the selvage as the hem). then sew up side seams right sides together (i start from the bottom to keep the hem in line).
fold over about 1 and 1/2" at the top and iron flat.
then sew in a little rectangle of interfacing (or use iron-on interfacing - even easier). make sure that you sew it on the skirt side, rather than the inside (i hope that makes sense- here's a pic). it goes right in the middle of the back of the skirt.
then make two button-holes into the interfacing - like this. (its where the draw-strings will come out).
once you have done this, sew along down the folded top.
next make the drawstrings - fold them in half lengthways (right sides together), iron and then sew the up (leaving the ends open)
turn them right side out (i used a knitting needle to help)
and iron flat.
then its just a matter of threading them through your neat little button holes and sewing them firmly to the side seams.
and you're done!
phew - have a cup of tea and enjoy your fabulously easy new skirt...