I ordered some Kaufman Carolina Chambray for only $6.50 a yard on fabric.com. (Whenever I order from Fabric.com I also google discount codes and almost always find one for at least 10% off. ) I knew I could make two Lazy Days skirts from one yard of chambray. That meant each skirt would cost just over $3 to make! Pretty slick.
I started with Evie's skirt first.
About 9 months ago, the elastic brand at our local big box craft store changed. When I made these pajama pants last fall, the elastic twisted. I also had to open them up and tighten the elastic because my normal formula (waist measurement minus 1 inch) was way too loose. This time, I tried the skirt on the girls first (and had to tighten the elastic by about 4 inches!). I edgestitched near the top of the casing before inserting the elastic to prevent the elastic from rolling. That's a tip I picked up from Oliver + S somewhere, but I can't remember where.
Rather than finishing the skirt with a ribbon hem, I made a wide hem and triple stitched it in red thread.
I wanted to make the skirt a little more unique, but I didn't want it to be so dramatic that it would limit which shirts I could pair with it. As I was sewing the hem, I wondered if I may have been subconsciously influenced by this skirt? That's definitely possible.
Here's my girl Evie playing Dominoes in her new skirt.