Here are directions for making the pillowcase skirts I mentioned in an earlier post.
Step1- Take your child's waist measurement and waist to bottom-of-the-knee measurement. I'll use Bella's measurements as an example. She has a 21 inch waist and is 12 inches from waist to knee.
Step2- Measure the pillowcase from the opening up and cut, adding two inches to the waist-to-knew measurement, so 12+2=14 inches in my example.
Next, using the pillowcase opening as your ready-made hem, sew a casing for your elastic in the inside top of the skirt, leaving an opening to thread the elastic through. I use 1 inch no-roll elastic and find that a 1 3/4 inch casing works pretty well. I usually make the elastic the same length as the kid's waist, or just a little smaller.
Thread the elastic through the casing with a safety pin, sewing it first on one end, then the other. Then sew up the opening you used to thread the elastic.
That's it. The skirt is done!