I'm on a roll! I made another skirt for the kiddo.
This started its life out as a very pretty blue shirt.
I cut it off right under the arms. I decided to flip it upside down so that the darker part was on top (but yet I didn't photograph it that way. . . )
I used elastic thread in my bobbin and sewed around the new top five times. Using the elastic thread shirred the fabric creating a waistband. There are some great tutorials about shirring. . . make sure to use one that addresses your specific machine. All machines are not made equally!
I then trimmed off the existing hem.
Here's the cutie wearing the creation!
If I do it again:
I would take it in a little bit before shirring. It is a lot harder to take it in after!