2 X Cotton fabric 18″x10″
18 strips of fabric 18″x2″
18″ elastic 1.5″ wide
waistband- 5.5″ x 21″
once all the strips are done, sew a running stitch at the top of each strip, and pull from one end of the cotton to create a ruffle. make the ruffle to fit the width of the A line piece of fabric you have already cut. Continue this process for each strip.
there will be some fabric at the top that is still visible, but this will be covered by the waistband.
next, place both pieces of the A-Line skirt together right sides facing out, and sew along the sides. Trim the edges. Turn inside out, and sew along the sides again, encasing the stitch you have just made…this is a french seam.
Finally, the waistband. Fold the waistband in half, meeting each 5.5″ side, and sew at the edge. Iron the waistband in half lengthways, and fold in a 1″ tuck each side and iron flat. It should now look like a waistband to sew on the top of the skirt. pin the waistband in place at the top of the skirt, ensuring that each side meets up, and covering the top of the last ruffle.
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