Hi friends! Guess what? I'm officially 20 weeks pregnant so i'm halfway done! Yay!
However that also means that i'm getting to the point where i'm so pregnant that things aren't fitting me again. On top of that it's getting really hot in Atlanta. Like really hot. So I decided I needed a new skirt that would fit my lumpy hot mess of a body for the summer and i've been wanting to use this stripe fabric for a while.
Thus the Candy Striper Skirt was born...also known as the "i am so pregnant that nothing fits unless it has tons and tons of stretch" skirt....if you prefer. It's got a shirred panel at the top so it grows comfortably with you and it can be worn at any place on you (although I have to admit that it looks terrible right below my belly on me, but i'm sure it would look cuter on you!)
You will need:
1.5-2 yards of fabric depending on your size. (I'm a large so I used about 1 3/4 yards)
A straight edge for cutting (optional)
Now decide how tall you want your shirred waistband to be. Like I said, I'm at the part of my pregnancy where I only get bigger so I wanted it nice and tall to go over my bump. Mine is 6 inches tall. Mark on your fabric where you want to cut (my line is purple but kinda hard to see)
here. Drop your elastic bobbin in and load the color thread you want to show on the front.
For example: If my hips were 32 inches around (hahaha!!!) I would cut 2 pieces that are 19 inches long. You can make them as long as you want your skirt. I used my brown skirt as a length measurement because I liked where it hit. Mine was around 25 inches long.
So fold your fabric in half and cut a rectangle your hips divided by 2 + 3 inches and however long you want it. You should have 2 rectangles.
Thanks for reading! As always, let me know if you have any questions! Hope you have a wonderful week!