Bear with me on the title of this post, IT'S FUNNY I PROMISE.
So I've had this photo saved in my computer for an eon (actually since 2009, so yeah, an eon), wanting/waiting to do a scalloped edge on something.
Here's a look at the process:
First I made the skirt (cut (knee length) x (waist times 1.5 or 2) rectangle) and put the elastic in. You'll either want to cut the skirt about two inches longer, or cut a separate band of fabric for the scallop effect. I chose to cut a separate band because it actually used less fabric because of how I cut the skirt.
So then, measure the hem of the skirt. Mine was 45" around. I decided to do 3 inch scallops since it divides evenly (MATH + FASHION IS MY FAVORITE). I used this handy circle cutter that I have for scrapbooking to cut a three inch circle. Then fold the circle in half to get the semi-circle scallop, and trace onto cardstock a few times for a template.
Next trace the cardstock onto the band or hem.
Sew along the lines, pivoting where each scallop meets. (I messed up on the tracing, which is why I have two sets of lines.)
The finished product:
I did a little embroidery along the bottom too!
It was raining the day of these pictures, hence the umbrella.
See, now the title of this post is funny because: rain = surf, scallops (like the seafood) = turf. Except scallops are really the surf in surf 'n turf.
WHATEVER. It was funnier in my head.