Introduction: Simple T-shirt to Skirt

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Make an easy skirt from a t-shirt. I bought mine for $3 at the craft store. The possibilities are endless since you could use any t-shirt--including old vintage Ts. I decided on neon yellow for a cheap way to embrace a trend. The finished product will have a little ruffle down the front. T-shirt jersey is a great and easy fabric. It does not fray, so you don't have to finish all edges unless you want to. I prefer it a bit of edge!

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I chose an XL size T. I am a size 8 and I had enough fabric to fit. If you need more fabric, you could use two t-shirts and sew them together.

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Cut off the arms. I then used my rotary cutter to get a straight line across just above the armpit area.

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Just to make sure I was on the right track, I slipped the jersey tube on to see how much extra fabric I had.

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Based on my try-on, I cut several inches off to my desired length. I also cut straight down the tube, basically making one big rectangle.

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After cutting, I went back to the mirror to pin the skirt. I chose to use the hemmed part of the shirt at my waist. I started at the waist, pinning to desired tightness. I then pinned down the cut in an A-line shape, making the ruffle smaller as I approached the bottom hem.

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CAREFULLY remove your skirt so you don't get poked by pins. Check to make sure the pins are in a straight line. Note that the pins give a bit of an A-line.

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Sew a seam alongside your pins. Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end to ensure your seam doesn't come out.

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Done and done. Enjoy your new skirt! I plan to make a few of these next summer. I'm considering adapting this a bit to make a long one in a nice jewel tone jersey for fall.


occasion.prints (author)2015-03-24

Very helpful and creative tutorial! if you need blanks just let me know, thanks!

CraftWars (author)2013-06-29

Really like it!

grayjay (author)2012-09-12

I'm so going to do this!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2012-09-05

SoooOoooo Cute & SoooOooooo easy to make! <3 it

jessyratfink (author)2012-09-04

Very cute. Love the ruffles. :D

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