Step 2: Ask her if she wants it lined. Don't suggest she wear a slip, because then she will know you are a coward.
Step 3: When she tells you she doesn't want a zipper because she wants to be able to just pull it on, ignore your instincts that say you should make a proper waistband. Just go ahead and do the easy thing and make a waist casing in that bulky, lined flannel skirt.
Step 4: When you try it on her and you realize that the waist casing in that bulky, lined flannel was a huge mistake, put the skirt on a hanger, have a lemon cookie, and plan to start fresh the next morning.
Step A (because it is a new day, so we have a new numbering system): If thy waistband offends thee, cut it off. Make a proper waistband, with some elastic in the back to make the fit more flexible, and pleat that sucker to fit.
|When judging the color of the skirt, go by this picture.|
|Lined like a boss.|
|Flat front waist. My, what a nice matching job this is.|
|Gathered back waist. My, what a crappy matching job this is.|
|When you find yourself following a previously-sewn line and|
using a stiletto to keep the folds flat and wondering
what kinds of mistakes you are making underneath, think of England.
|Behold! A skirt on a hanger. You're welcome.|
Step B: Suit up! Head out! Make sure her biggest and bestest hair flower is on the camera side of her head.
|They had a long conversation about keys. <3|
Step C: Remind yourself that if it is worth doing, it is worth doing well enough. Santa is very forgiving, and your child will be thrilled to have a "made" skirt, because "boughten" skirts don't come with love notes inside.