The summer is only just started, but I am well into my relaxing/cleaning regime. I have a mile long list of deep cleaning jobs I want to get done and when I cross one off my list, I reward myself with some relaxing time in the hammock with a book.
It is a great system and I am so glad I have 2 months to perfect it.
My kimono project was a huge success, so it has spurred me to dive in and try another.
Now when I saw this post, I got really excited…I mean, this could be a game-changer if it works. A skirt from an old t-shirt? Minimal sewing and no need to finish the edges…yes please.
So I started by making Andrew scour his t-shirt drawer and find one he didn’t really want to wear anymore.
I used my favorite stretchy pencil skirt as the pattern and cut around the skirt leaving about an inch on each side for the seam allowance.
Because you are using the bottom of the t-shirt as the bottom of the skirt, you don’t have to hem it.
Next, cut both left over sides of the t-shirt off…these will be the waistband of the skirt. Because it is already folded and sewed, you don’t have to finish the top of the skirt either. I didn’t really worry how straight they were, but if I were to do this again, I would make sure that both waistbands were the same size and shape and that they were a true rectangle shape.
Lay one of the waistbands on one side of the skirt (right sides together) and sew together using a zig zag stitch.
Repeat with the other side of the skirt and the other waistband piece.
Finally, pin the sides of the skirt together (again, rights sides together) and sew a zig zag stitch down each side of the skirt.
This skirt is AWESOME! It fits like a dream and I think I made it in under 30 minutes. I will be finding some more t-shirts so I can make a few more of these.