August 23, 2011

T-shirt to Skirt

The other day I spotted some t-shirts on clearance at Target.  I bought a XL men's shirt for $1.50, with the intent to turn it into a simple summer skirt.  (What?  Summer's almost over?  Frankly, I'm in denial.)  Here's the final product.  (The skirt is the pink and green part - you'll see.)


I took the skirt, aligned the hem at the bottom, and cut off as much as I could.  The beauty of using a t-shirt is that you already have a perfect hem at the bottom.  All you have to do it gather the top and sew on a waistband.


I thought it would be fun to use a different color for the waistband, giving it a color block look.  I made the skirt the same way I made the super simple summer skirt HERE, but I didn't leave the seam exposed this time.


It can be worn folded over with a shirt out....


or unfolded with a shirt tucked in.


It's easy to make and super comfortable to wear.

Thursday I have some pants I made Rex that I'm so excited to show you and tomorrow's Wake Up Wednesday.  Is it just me or have things been quiet in blogland the last week or so?  I think everyone's busy getting kids back in school.

Thanks for dropping in.

20 comments:

  1. I wear skirts all the time and make most of them but this is a GREAT idea, I will definitely be making some of these, btw they would also be great for a growing prego belly!! Thanks for sharing!!

    ~Cody
    http://cody-simplyhomemade.blogspot.com/

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  2. Holy awesome! I'm so loving it. My girls would go crazy over those skirts!

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  3. The skirt is super cute and easy! Love the idea, it's brilliant. But lets talk about your necklace for a minute. Did you make it? I love it too.

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  4. Hey Katie - I got the necklace at Pier 1 about a year ago. I never thought to shop for jewelry there, but they had some really cute stuff.

    Cheri

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  5. So cute and comfy! I think I'll have to get a bit thinner for it to look cute on me though! Maybe next summer...LOL

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  6. Awesome, can't wait to try this!

    And I, too, am in denial when it comes to summer. But boy, the mornings around here sure have been chilly...

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  7. Hey!

    A while ago I posted this tutorial to recicle those shirts you're not wearing anymore: http://www.appleface.eu/2011/06/dimarts-reciclats-faldilla-tutorial.html (you've got translation in the top right column of the blog!)

    It is perfect for wardrobe refashion! Your idea of adding a waits strap is awesome! I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the pink and green, as well as the waist band! :D I made a skirt like this but I added a ruffle to the bottom... I just took another shirt and cut it into like 4 inch wide strips (took for of these and sewed them together) and then added the ruffle... it gave it a bit of flare :D
    http://jacksonshappenins.blogspot.com/search/label/flirty%20skirt

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  9. That is so cute! You seriously amaze me.

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  10. I love how that turned out! And I love the colors you chose I mad a dress from a XL Mans shirt awhile back, I should post it sometime ;) Have a great day!

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  11. You are so creative. I can't wait to try this. Just came home from shopping. Oh well. Another day.

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  12. Cute. Love that pop of green!

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  13. Oooh! If only this tutorial would have come sooner in my pregnancy, I'm sure this would have been one of my summer staples!
    I'm on the lookout for Men's shirts on sale now ;)
    Biz

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  14. HA! I am ridiculous, I did do a post on my Men's t-shirt to dress, it is nowhere near your awesomeness but here it is...

    http://ambersloveonwings.blogspot.com/2011/07/mothers-day.html

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  15. awesome job! I'm jealous of your craftiness!!

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  16. i like this so much..very eazy and beatifull job:) i'll try to make it.

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  17. This is adorable. I like the summery colors.

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  18. Like Cody already said, t-shirts make great maternity clothes waist bands! I did stuff like this a lot!

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  19. Yeah! This is awesome...I've been wanting to make my own skirts for a while and just haven't done it. Excellent idea!!

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