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.