This skirt reminds me of upcoming summer in so many ways. I love the beautiful orange and grey combo and the bow at the waistband seems like a flag on a sailboat. I'm calling this Sail Away Skirt.
Sail Away skirt in size 2T
3 coordinating knits
Knit 1 - 24 inches wide X 7.5 inches long
Knit 2 - 36 inches wide X 5.5 inches long
Knit 3 - 36 inches wide X 4.5 inches long
Grosgrain Ribbon (5/8 inch wide) - 10 inches
Elastic (1/2 inch wide) - 19 inches
Sew the shorter ends together on all the strips ( right sides together)
Sew a seam on one side of Strip 2 and Strip 3 each with the longest stitch length, pull the bobbin thread to gather each of them until they both become equal to Strip 1.
Baste Strip 3 to the Strip 1 (Right sides together this time) Try to align the side seams on Strip 1 an Strip 3 while you're at it, though its not that important.
This is how it will look once both layers are attache to Tier 1. Top-stitch along the seam. I used zigzag to do it, but I would just do a straight if I were to do it again.
Fold the top of the skirt 1 inch again. Sew a seam while leaving a gap of 1 inch to insert elastic. Insert the elastic and sew the opening shut.
Make a bow using three ribbon pieces as shown by pics above.
Hand sew it to the waistband of the skirt. Finish the raw edge of top layer with a rolled hem. Finish the inner layer with by folding the raw edge twice.
Now go make some sand castles...or chase some butterflies! Sail away!