One of my special little friends, Kaylyn, was in need of a khaki skirt, so I made one for her for Christmas!! :-D
This was the best picture I could get; sorry for the computer chord in the bottom right corner. :-P
It was very easy to make without a pattern. I cut it in two squares, 29" by her skirt length + a few inches for the hem and waistband. I borrowed a pocket pattern piece from another pattern and inserted those on both sides; then I sewed the panels together, hem it, and then did a large "hem" on the top, through which I inserted the elastic. I left a 5" space ungathered in the front, as you see in the picture above.
It was a delight to make this for Kaylyn! Hers and my friendship is very special-- her mom has been a great spiritual mentor in my life, and I have been blessed to be a sort of mentor in Kaylyn's life. This last spring I had the opportunity to visit her and her family several hours away for a week-and-a-half, to help around the house and their church, and just spend time with them. It was a fun time, and funny too, seeing how much her and her little siblings are like me and my siblings when we were little! ;-) Kaylyn is a special little girl and I love making things for her! ;-) (To those of you who have little sisters or little friends, I am sure you understand! :-) )
This has been my most successful homemade Christmas gift so far this year. All the other I have tried (except one) didn't turn out due to narrow fabric width. (Grrrr!!) *Sighs* Oh well! :-) Need to get to the stores later this week...