Saturday, January 29, 2011

From Shirt To Skirt

Yesterday I made a really cute skirt out of an old shirt that was ripping. Here is the shirt before I cut it:

Here you can see that the colorful stitching was coming undone:

I cut right below the stitching straight across with my fabric scissors:

The skirt wasn't long enough so I cut the arm And sewed the back and front piece together to form a circle band. Heres my seam:

Next I pinned and sewed the band onto the the other piece. The band was shorter than the bottom so in the middle on the front and back I made a pleat:

Then I sewed a casing at the top for the elastic. Mine was an inch wide. This picture was really bad cause the material I was sewing with was t-shirt material and it kept rolling up on me.

I measured and cut a piece of elastic and threaded it through the casing:

I had my sister try it on to see where to sew the elastic. I sewed the elastic and sewed the opening closed, and I was done.



  1. whoaaaa... I did not know that was possible. lol

  2. wow thats a very cool made it look so easy...i really need to learn how to sew :)

  3. aha wow how'd it get so long?