I used up the last of my elastic in a different project, but I really wanted to make a new skirt to wear to a party. So I made due with what I had at the moment, and created a skirt with a drawstring instead! I love this idea because it's super easy, and the bow you make with the drawstring is super cute.
Here's how to make your own skirt:
1. Cut a rectangle of fabric. I used a floral cotton/nylon blend I got on sale for $3 at Wal-Mart. The width of the fabric should be about twice your waist size. The length should be about 5 inches longer than how long you want your skirt to be.
2. Cut about 2 inches off the bottom of the skirt. This strip of fabric will be used as your drawstring. If your fabric frays easily, you may want to finish the edges of the strip. Mine doesn't really fray though so I left it as-is. I did hem the bottom of my skirt eventually though, so that it looked more finished.
3. Flip your fabric so that the wrong side is facing you. Fold the top down about 3 inches and pin it. Use your sewing machine to sew the bottom of the fold to create a tube at the top of your skirt.
4. Stick the drawstring fabric through the tube you just created. The easiest way to do that is to attach the strip to a pen (underneath the little clip thing on the cap) and fish it through the tube.
5. Fold your skirt in half vertically, so that the fabric is still facing wrong side out. Sew down the raw edges underneath the drawstring side to attach the two ends of your skirt.
All done :) I originally took pictures of each step, but the pattern on my fabric is really busy so it was hard to see the seams and such. I hope the diagrams helped!