Sewing instructions:

1. Sewing The Side Seams:
Lay skirt back panels with front panels right sides facing. Pin the side seams. Stitch.
Neaten the seams.
Press the seams open.

2. Frills’ Side seams:

Lay back frill panels with front frill panels right sides facing. Pin the side seams. Stitch.
Neaten the seams.
Press the seams open.

3. Hemming The Frills:

Choose one of these two hemming options:

A) Double folded hem. This is a quicker and easier option.
Fold and press the hemline 1cm (3/8”) apart from the edge.

Fold again 1cm (3/8”). Pin.
Edgestitch.
B) Baby hem. More time consuming but really exquisite result. Perfect for lightweight fabrics.
Fold 1cm (3/8”) of the hem allowance
and stitch 2mm apart from the edge. Press.
Carefully cut off the folded seam allowance without cutting in the stitch or the main fabric!
Fold 3mm of the allowance again
and stitch 2mm apart from the edge. Press.

4. Gathering:

Set the sewing machine stitch length to 4.
Sew around a line 6mm (1/4”) apart from the upper edge of all 4 frills. Sew another line 4mm (1/8”) apart from the previous line.
Don’t backstitch! Leave long tails of thread.
Pull threads from both ends and gather the fabric.

5. Joining The Frills:

Put the 1st skirt panel inside the 1st frill panel right sides facing. Pin the gathered edge to the 1st panel’s lower edge.
Put these panels inside the 2nd skirt panel. The 2nd skirt panel’s right side is facing the frill’s wrong side.
Pin the gathered edge to the 2nd panel’s upper edge.
Sew around. Neaten the seam.
Sew around. Neaten the seam.
Optional:
You can topstitch the seam you just made. If you topstitch it downwards the frill will be fluffier.
Now take the 2nd frill panel. Match the right side of the frill to the 2nd skirt panel’s right side.
Pin the uper edge of the frill to the lower edge of the 2nd skirt panel.
Put these panels inside the 3rd skirt panel. The r3d skirt panel’s right side is facing the frill’s wrong side.
Pin the gathered edge to the 3rd panel’s upper edge.
Sew around. Neaten the seam.
Repeat these steps with the 3rd and 4th frill panels.

6. Preparing The Waistband:

Lay the waistband pieces together with the right sides facing. Pin the side seams and stitch. Press the allowances open.
Fold the waistband on half and press it.
Lay the shortest sides of the elastic band on top of each other to make a flat seam. Stitch it with a sewing machine.
Put the elastic band inside the waistband.
If you’re a novice creator: secure the elastic band inside the waistband by stitching around the open edge 4mm (1/8”) apart from the edge.

7. Joining The Waistband:

Lay the waistband right side together with the pants. Match the waistband’s side seams with the pants’ side seams and the notches with the center seam. Stitch. Neaten the seam.

Turn the waistband up and press the seam towards the skirt.

8. Hem:

Let’s use double folded hem, since it will be hidden under the frill anyway.
Fold and press the hemline 1cm (3/8”) apart from the edge.
Fold again 1cm (3/8”). Pin.
Edgestitch.

Give the final press and you’ve finished!