Dropped Waist Skirt with Ruffles

Published: May 2009

This skirt is made using the same method as the Designer Pillowcase, FL/ST/Construction/2006/102. The top band folds down to form the seam which attaches the skirt ruffles. When finished the seam is enclosed, like a yoke on a man’s shirt. The fold at the top of the band forms the elastic casing. The middle and bottom ruffles are cut the same width but are different lengths. The ruffle pieces are gathered as one and sewn to the top band. After sewing the seam the ruffles are pulled out through the back seam. The back seam is sewn last with the middle ruffle sewn into the seam. Tacking the center back seam down at the top and bottom gives a finished look.