To make the skirt in a child's size small:
1 1/2 yards 45" wide fabric ($1.87/yard)
3 yards tulle ( 87 cents/yard)
1- 7 inch zipper
1 1/2 inch wide elastic
String and Chalk
To make the skirt, figure out how long you want it to be. For Diva, I wanted about a 19 inch drop, add 1 1/2 inches for seam allowance. If your skirt is to be longer than this, you will need to purchase wider fabric. Fold your fabric in half width wise and again length wise- you'll have 4 layers of fabric.
To figure out your waist measurement- because this is a circle skirt, you are going to need to dig back in to your brain for some high school geometry. Her measurement was 17 inches. Divide your measurement by 3.14 and then again by 2... write this down because you will forget this!
Now add the number from above to the length of the skirt. Make sure you have enough fabric!
Now, tie a piece of string to a pin. Add a piece of chalk to the end of the string the distance you calculated for the waist (in my example, it was 2.7 inches). Using the pin as a fulcrum, make a semi circle to mark the waist.
Repeat with a string long enough this time to make the bottom of your skirt.
Cut out your skirt through all 4 layers. You will have a perfect circle with a hole in the middle!