Simple Elastic Waist Skirt

Chevron Skirt

aka what I will be living in this summer.

Prepare for this blog to get reeeeal redundant--I'm so in love with the Laurel that I think you'll be seeing a few more variation of that pattern soon! I've also perfected my "pattern" for making these super-easy, super-comfy, super-adorbs cotton skirts. Check it out:

Chevron Skirt

Um, liiike sooooo cute. I picked up this chevron (its Moda's Half Moon Modern) at the quilt shop, the nearest fabric store to my house (no judging). One great thing about these skirts is that if your pattern runs perpendicular to your selvedge, you can make a skirt in just about a half a yard if your hips are less than the width of the fabric-- just buy as many inches of fabric as you want your skirt to be long, plus your elastic casing and hem. I bought all that they had left (2 yards), so I got a discount! I made another identical skirt and still have about a yard left.

My main source of pride with these is that they look equally beautiful on the inside:

Chevron Skirt
ooh ahh!
No raw edges to be seen.

I'm making a WHOLE BUNCH of these in different prints and colors--in addition to the ones I plan on wearing like crazy this summer, I'm also selling them as part of my fundraising for the American Cancer Society. I promise I won't spam you all too badly--if you're interested in what I'm up to, you can click on the "Generals Against Cancer" tab at the top of the page. If not, don't worry. We'll will be back to regularly scheduled "all retro shifts, all the time" posting starting... now!



  1. Love the chevron print - it looks great!

  2. super cute :)

  3. I have mine on order! can't wait to get it and wear it!

  4. So cute! I'm seeing so much chevron right now - I think I need to pop out an add some to my stash! I'm always proud when the inside of the garment looks as good at the outside it, can't say it happens often though!

    1. Thanks! I feel very trendy when I wear it :)

  5. Cute!!! Love that print!

  6. hey! got my skirt and i love it! fits great and looks cute on me! i love that you lined it. beautiful job.



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