Thanks everyone for the excellent insights and suggestions. I went with the Icord option because I don't have any elastic, but the thought of the potential hazard to the little one never crossed my mind. Others on Ravelry had gone with this approach and it sounded like a feasible solution to my situation. Why, oh why, didn't I post before binding off the skirt?? Now I'll have to unbind and frog back to where I made the holes in the waistband for the Icord and pray I can match the place in the self-patterning yarn. Ugh! Oh well, safety comes first. May put this away until I can get some elastic. Thanks again!