This ruffled peplum skirt is super simple to make, using only one piece of fabric and a bit of elastic. Once I finished this one for myself, I realised that it would be a great little girl’s skirt too. It makes me feel cutsey and childlike. It’s a playful skirt, but wearing it with a belt seems to make it a bit more mature.
Materials: 1/2 yd of 60″ Fabric. Be sure to choose fabric which is pretty on both sides.
3/4″ Waistband Elastic
Using the rolled hem foot on your sewing machine, clean finish the hem along the bottom of the rectangle. Then, clean finish the top of the rectangle with a rolled hem as well. The top will fold down to create the peplum, so it should be sewn in reverse. The wrong side of the bottom hem will face one way, and the wrong side of the top hem will face the other way.
Next, fold down the peplum 7″ or 8″ and pin it in place when the skirt’s at the desired length all the way around.
Sew a casing for the elastic 1″ away from the top of the skirt, leaving a 2″ opening through which the elastic can then be inserted.
Cut the elastic to the length of your waist, and slide it through the casing using a safety pin.
Sew the ends of the elastic together.