Kangaroo Pocket Skirt

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Today was chilly and rainy...so I made a summer-y skirt, ofcourse!! A Kangaroo Pocket Skirt to be specific. I live in tank tops, flip-flops and skirts all summer long...and this summer will be no different!

Here's what you'll need:
-1 yard of fabric, cotton preferably.
-coordinating thread
-1 inch wide elastic

Here's how I did it:
1. Cut two pieces 22" wide, length is up to you--mine was 21 1/2 " long. This is for a "medium" I would say...
2. Next, cut a 14" x 14" piece. Fold in half and cut a curved L like piece out of the corner for the pockets. Hem all sides, except the top, of that piece. It'll look like this:

3. Pin this kangaroo pocket onto one of the 22" pieces, lining up the tops.

4. Sew the pocket onto that piece, top, sides and bottom---make sure you don't sew the pocket openings shut!! YIKES!
5. Put both 22" pieces right sides together and sew down both sides(the 22" sides).
6. Now for the elastic...fold over the top and make the little part for the elastic. Sew it up almost all the way around, leave a few inches open so you can put the elastic in. Measure yourself where you want the skirt to sit, that's how much elastic to cut...but you will also take it in a little bc you want the skirt to stay ON! Push the elastic through and sew it together. Then sew up the opening by just continuing on the line you started.
7. Once the elastic is in, push the gathers all around so they even out. Then sew a line at each seam line THROUGH the elastic so it won't turn...and if it does it'll be easier to turn back!
Here's the fold over:

8. Hem it! I did a double fold because there is the potential that someone COULD see that one. The other ones I don't really worry about...
9. Ok, so at the last second I decided to add a pocket to the back. It was just a 6"x6" square, single folded on all sides. Pinned it on and sewed the bottom and sides onto the skirt. Easy Peasy! Here's a shot of that pocket close-up, and consequently, my bum:

Completed skirt! Just in time for...more rainy, chilly weather. Oh well, it made me FEEL like it was warmer, and it kept me busy during naptime!




Kaysi said...

That is super cute! I love the pattern and those shoes are stinkin' cute!

Heather said...

Love the pattern. I will have to try this one out! =D

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This turned out so great! It fits really well too. I love it!

I would love for you to share this pattern at my Spring has Sprung Party on Friday. There is a giveaway too!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Thanks for linking this up to Spring has Sprung. SUCH a great idea!

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