I'm sure you've seen these simple elastic-waist skirts around the blogosphere and at stores (Forever 21 and BP in Nordstrom have tons of them! And I bet Target and Old Navy, pretty much anywhere cheap and with selection). But I know I can make one myself, so I just bought some cute Guatemalan-inspired woven stripe with some beautiful colors in a soft cotton, and some wide elastic, and threw this together!
I made this skirt significantly longer than the little tiny mini teenybopper ones I've seen at the stores, since, well, important coverage. But I think it's a little too long, don't you? With the fullness and all, it just doesn't totally work for me. I'll probably shorten it a little.
I'm happy to do a tutorial for how I did this, but just a quick search already yeilded these great tutorials for this type of skirt!
Ruffles and Stuff
So, if you're interested in making one, check those out!
I don't think I have a favorite, since I did mine slightly different than all of the ones I list, and honestly they are all a little more complicated than what I did on mine! I will say that I encourage you to sew the elastic on the gathered part off-set, rather than right sides together (like Eternal Magpie and Ruffles and Stuff's tutorials do).
Also, I only needed 3/4 of a yard for this skirt!