More Lazy Days

As part of Sew Much Ado’s We Did It! Wednesdays, I’m gonna blogbrag about my Lazy Days skirts!

Yep, just in the nick of time, I whipped up four more of these puppies, for the Hong Kong Tribe plus my Thing 3:



The white with the pink/purple birds is for Thing 3 (she picked her own fabric and not quite matching ribbon)


Even if you’ve never sewn, these are so easy peasy lemon squeezy.  The trickiest part is stringing along the elastic and then sewing closed the waistband casing.

Here’s what I really liked about this non-pattern: you use the fabric selvedge to selvedge, so there’s no need to do finish the seam edges.  Also, there’s very minimal ironing pressing involved.

Here’s what is a little tricky (at least for me, because it was the first time I sewed with elastic): figuring out how much, or how little, elastic would be needed for 6 skinny minnies girls whose waist measurements I don’t know, so I erred, most likely, on too big. That being said, I am bringing the skirts to my mother’s house on Friday because she is hosting 5 of the seven girls at Camp Grandma’s House (Thing 3 and cousin #1 of the Hong Kong Tribe will be at sleep-away camp).  So if any of the waistbands need adjusting, she can feed them more blueberry muffins make a few snips and re-do that part.  She’s a good sewist, too.

All in all, I’m pretty pleased with Lazy Days–a perfect sewing project for a lazy summer night.





    • I think i’m going to have to bribe my sister into making a guest post–she’ll be with the 5 little ones for a week, and she had a great camera (and eye).

  1. Lovely skirts, and some great fabric – my girls a bit too old for this kind of outfit now, and alas I am not much of a ‘sewist’ although I am still quite proud of a few of my fancy dress costumes I made back in the day. And as ever I love your idea of what constitutes a lazy evening !!! 🙂

    • I’m a bit sad I’ve come to enjoy sewing so late in my kids’ lives. At 9, Thing 3 will only be patient with my efforts for a tiny bit longer. Thank goodness for the nieces! Is sewist even a word? Sewer seems so wrong.

      • I think the accurate term would be seamstress- which sounds quite old fashioned,and more professional than I am thats for sure, so in the spirit of evolving language sewist seems fine !
        Actually I think if I could sew my older daughter ( 19 ) might appreciate my efforts as she likes a vintage style, or sweet dresses, cute tops etc – so if your daughter has similar tastes maybe your efforts will be appreciated in years to come.

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