I made the skirt a little different on this flower set. I used elastic thread for the waistband instead of elastic. That stuff is awesome! You just sew with the elastic thread and it stretches. It didn't stretch as much as I would have liked but it works. No more threading a band of elastic through skirts anymore. And the finish is so much cuter for the top of a skirt. And aren't the shoes the cutest? I got the tutorial here .