Step 1: 1
Cut the shirt. Use the bottom of the shirt for the bottom of the skirt to save you hemming time. The best way to figure out the size is to grab a skirt of your child’s and measure the waist and length. I provided my measurements for a 12-month size and you can use that to figure out your measurements if that helps.
Waist circumference: 19 inchesLength: 9 inches
Cut your various pieces. The skirt bottom piece should be cut from the bottom of the shirt and kept as is. Don’t cut the sides. Keep this all one piece. The top piece includes the elastic casing. All measurements includes 1/4 inch seam allowance. These were my measurements…
Skirt bottom piece: 34 x 5 1/2 inchesSkirt top pieces: 9 x 4 inches (cut 2 pieces)
Tie pieces: 4 x 11 1/2 inch and 4 x 7 1/2 inch (cut one of each size)Elastic: 16 inches
Take the 2 tie pieces (they are different sizes) fold in half lengthwise and iron it wrong side out. Then sew one short side and the open long side. Cut the corners at an angle so it will iron flat when you flip right side out. Flip the ties right sides out then iron flat.
Pin the ties to the top pieces. Allow room for the elastic casing. I pinned the top of the ties at 1 3/4 inches down from the top of the piece. Place the second top piece on top of it and sew the two edges. Since I don’t have a serger, I zig-zagged over the seam to keep it all in place.
With the bottom of the skirt right side out, do a basting stitch at 1/4 inch from the top. Then gather the skirt to fit the bottom of the skirt top piece.