After finishing the Sweet Pea Dress I had bit of swaddle left so I decided to make a skirt for the little girl.
leftover Aden & Anais swaddle and leftover brown slug jersey from the A&A Sweet Pea Dress
Pattern: a bunch of rectangles. Not very exact or anything but this is what I did.
Waistband - Hip plus ease wide x desired (what looked right) hight. I folded the whole thing in half to make the elastic casing.
Skirt - max hight x max length I could get out of the remnant of swaddle, I then cut it in half so pocket could be added in the side seams.
Pockets - what I could get that would fit a child's hand folded in half.
Skirt lining - same hight as skirt minus about 1/2" x hip plus ease.
Sewing: Prep sewing - instead of serging I folded the short edge of the skirt and the pocket opening edges of the pockets for a clean finish. (I don't have my serger set up yet and didn't what to have to do so). I then did a french seam on the bottom of the pockets ending 1/2" from the open edge.
Adding pockets - I seamed the open edge of the pockets to the side seams with at 3/8" SA and the under stitched the SA to the pocket. Next it sewed the side seams with a 1/2" SA.
Waist band - I seamed the single seam with 1/2" SA making a tube. I then folded it in half. And place the seamed elastic inside.
Joining the two - I used a double line of gathering to match the skirt to the waist band. I then basted the two together with a 3/8" SA. This just kept things more stable and manageable to put the lining in.
Lining - I seamed the single seam making a tube. I then seamed it to the waistband/skirt combo with a 1/2" SA. I kept the SA facing down towards the lining and under stitched it in place.