Well, after making this jumper I was left with 0.75 metres of this ponte knit. And not wanting to waste it or put this back in the stash, I thought this might make a easy to wear and comfortable skirt for work. So I got to work.
There are no side seams or any shaping cut into the fabric with scissors. I just stitched a 5/8" seam allowance at the selvage of the fabric, sewed a casing for an elastic to be lead through with a safety pin, and sewed the ends of the elastic together.
The hem was serged and left as is not because I was being lazy rather, I didn't want it any shorter than it is already. I really like this medium weight ponte knit fabric more than I like this make. This one is more of a hang out around the house than seen out in public project.
Fabric: 0.75 metres $4.58 ($18.00 - 70% off + taxes)
Elastic: 0.80 metre $0.32 ($0.35 / metre + taxes)
Thread: Averaged out $2.00 for serger and sewing machine thread.