Hey kids, sorry if this question seems really rudimentary, I'm returning to sewing after a long absence from it! I'm a better stitcher than a patternmaker, I swear
At the place where I volunteer, I've been asked to make up drawstring/elasticated waist skirts for use by staff members during events, and I'm sort of making them to generic sizes so that no matter who's working, it'll probably fit well enough (I'll cut a small and a medium size for now, based on who needs to wear them for a looming event). You know when you have to dress up at the museum and they invariably give you that broadcloth skirt with an elastic waistband? I'm aiming for something a little nicer in quality than that! I'll be cutting in a weave fabric (not knit). I've been doing some googling around for patterns or tips for drawstring skirts, and since it's a pretty simple garment, I'm not getting much of a result.
So! For the TL;DR crowd:If I'm hoping to avoid putting in a closure like a zipper (due to longevity of the garment, and my working on a deadline- I haven't the time or energy to faff about with zippers for 3 or 4 skirts in less than 10 days), then I'm going to have to cut my waist at the same size as the hip, then the elastic/drawstring is what'll bring it in, right? Otherwise, the girls might not be able to get them up over their hips. Does that make sense?
(I was thinking of putting elastic through the back, and drawstring through the front. I have a few pj bottoms like this, and I was thinking the elastic in the back would offer comfort in a high-action job, but the drawstring in the front would allow the girls to adjust the skirt to fit them a bit better than if I just bung an elastic through the whole waist... any feedback on this master plan?)