Picture of Simple skirt with applique from two t-shirts
I found this awesome cat t-shirt at the local Goodwill and knew I needed to put him to good use.  Since I rarely wear t-shirts, I decided to use the shirt to make a skirt applique.  Using an oversized t-shirt I was able to make the overall body of the skirt.
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Step 1: Cut both shirts to size

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First I carefully cut out the cat leaving approximately an inch of excess shirt.  I wanted this to add a pop to the skirt since I used contrasting colors.

Then I cut the larger shirt (mine was 4XL because I wanted it to be longer) underneath the sleeves. Doing this created a large cylinder which was consequently too large for my body.  To make this more appropriately sized, I removed six inches from the side and sewed the wrong sides together to create a smaller cylinder (sadly I do not have photos of this step).

Step 2: Sew on the applique

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Pin down the applique to the skirt.  If you have a seam in the side, as I did, make sure to place the applique in the location where you want it to sit when you are wearing the skirt.

Using a zig zag stitch, sew the applique onto the skirt.  I had some initial difficulty with this, but then changed the size of the zig zag so it was wider.  I also used red thread which makes the design pop a bit.
sunshiine2 years ago
This is very cute! Have a super day!
Ahhh! It's so cute. :D
MKosterich (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks Jessy! I'm quite happy with how it turned out and I'm looking forward to making more clothing. Hope your shirt weaving is going well!