Friday, May 10, 2013

Girls Skirts from Women's Shirts

Using Fabric from a Women's Shirt to Make a Girl's Skirt

via Make It & Love It Tutorial

I don't know where I would be without all the amazing sewing tutorials from Make It & Love It, and this one was like a revelation for me. Why hadn't I thought of that before? Using the fabric from existing material to make something else? It really is genius! And, in this case, easy!

It was a rainy day, and I was hankering for a quick project. Stumbled upon this one, and I was not disappointed! I pass Old Navy every day on my way to the girls' school, so I popped in to look for some shirts in the clearance section, and was happy to walk out with these two shirts (I think one was $4 and the other $5). Loved the patterns! I got the biggest sizes they had (I think the purple striped one was a L and the pink and navy was an XL). 

Came home and got to work. And boy, was it quick work! My absolute favorite kind of project: almost-instant gratification! I'm not going to go through the details about how I did it because they're all on Ashley's site, and they're great. But I will say that it was a very fun project, and the first one I've attempted with gathering (and yoga-style waistbands, actually). I really like how she shows to line up the pins, and I've used that tip in a bunch of projects since then.

I can't tell you how many compliments the girls have gotten on these skirts -- in fact, many moms have expressed wanting one of their own :). I know I will be making more! Oh, and fun bonus for the girls: I had plenty of material to left over to fashion some retro-style scrunchies that I used to rock as a youngin!

1 comment:

  1. So cute girls,and the t-shirts look great on them..
    Thanks for sharing ...


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