Step 8: Finishing up

1) Fold the waistband in half lengthwise and iron. On one half, iron the interfacing to the waistband.

2) Beginning on the left side of the zipper, leave ½” seam allowance and pin the waistband to the skirt, right sides together.

3) Sew the waistband to the skirt.

4) With right side together, sew the ends of the waistband together. Clip and turn.

5) Fold the seam allowance into the waistband. Press.

6) Sew along the waistband as close to the seam as possible.

7) Sew buttonhole into the tab on the waistband.

8) Mark where the button should be, and sew on a button.

9) Finish all the seams and hem the skirt with a narrow hem.

My mother-in-law just got done making this and it was too small?!? We got to thinking about it and if her waist is 23, then how is the skirt going to fit 25 inch hips? Had to take it apart and add another panel.....just wondering what went wrong.
This pattern really only works for little girls who don't have a waist yet. If you have an older girl, you can modify the pattern by using the hip measurement instead of the waist and following the directions. Then, before you add the waistband, take the difference between the waist and hip measurements, divide by six, and make a dart along all six seams that gradually removes that much fabric. Then add the waistband. Maybe later this spring I will do a new one for older girls. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you!
Great tutorial, and she is so cute!!![:

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