I found my daughter a yellow swiss-dot dress that was absolutely adorable-except for the fact that it was see-through. I thought a white cotton pettiskirt would make it cuter and a little more appropriate for Easter Sunday. I've made elastic waist ones in the past, but I didn't want her to have a "bunchy" waist.
I thought an A-line skirt would work better. I cut two of these on the fold.
Then I sewed up the sides, leaving one side open. I serged the part I didn't sew. Then I used double fold bias tape to finish off the waist.
I sewed on a hook and eye so she could close it.
She wanted a fairly large ruffle. With my new ruffle foot (that I'm still trying to figure out), I sewed a 5 inch ruffle at the bottom.
It's no longer see-through and has a cute vintage look w/ out a bunchy waist.
Check out some other clothes I've made here.