J Crew Knock-off: Girls Knit Skirt

This past weekend, we were out shopping for some dress pants and shirts for my little guy.
Emily was begging for a new skirt.
So as a compromise, I told her I would make her some (well, one got done) this week.
I got online to see what kinds of skirts they have at J Crew right now.
I found this one:
and it looked easy enough to knock off.
Emily really liked it too.
So I pulled out some fabrics and got started.
I only got this one done, but have 3 more cut out and ready to sew.  They don’t require very much material and stitch up pretty quickly.
With summer here (pretty much)
these will be the perfect addition to any little girl’s wardrobe.


about 1/2 to 3/4 yard of 60″ wide knit fabric
3/8″ wide ribbon or cord
1″ thick elastic
I used a new method for doing the elastic waistband.  It turned out so much better than doing a casing, in my opinion.  Get the tutorial here.  If you don’t have a serger, you could zigzag the edges together instead.  Also, instead of using a double needle, I used my lightning bolt stretch stitch.  Just be sure to pull the fabric taut as you do that part.
Also, instead of doing eyelets and a drawstring, I faked it.  I still love the way it turned out: