For the best fit, you will want the skirt to be about six inches larger than your waist when the drawstring is open. Divide your waist measurement in half and add three to that number.
- For Example: If your waist is 30”, divide that in half to reach 15”, and then add 3” to get 18”.
Now we will cut the top of the front of your skirt to this size. With your fabric folded, make a small mark at the crease, and then measure half of your final number across the top away from the crease. Mark it with the chalk. With our example, half of our final number, 18”, would be 9”. Flip the fabric over and measure it again from the crease, marking it again at half your final number. Open the fabric and you should have two chalk marks that are half your waist size + three inches apart. We did this so that this measurement was right in the middle. Repeat this step with the other panel.
Now you are ready to cut the panels.