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The Socialite Skirt

The Socialite Skirt
I promise this will be my last time using blue and white striped fabric for a while. I just had enough left over from my Nautical Dress to whip this baby out. I decided to make the waistband on this skirt stretchy. It is just nice to be able to pull it on with a shirt and go. It's a lot more casual, which is nice for lounging around, soaking up the last few days of the summer sun. Want to make one? You will need: Approx 1 yard of a knit fabric, or something with a little stretch already in it. * Note: Keep in mind that all of the measurements I have listed are my own, so make sure you measure your own waist, skirt length, etc accordingly. Step 1: Cut out 2 waistbands that measure 4"w x 36"l (I wanted a thicker waistband). Cut 2 sections for the skirt front and back. Step 2: I think the skirt looks better with a tiny bit of flare at the bottom. Step 3: Take your front piece of the skirt and make a mark at the middle. My smaller knife pleats are even spaced out, 1 1/2" apart.

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