Friday, June 15, 2012

T shirt skirt... upcycled and recycled

So, I have really been wanting to make a cute summer skirt out of my bins and bins of t-shirts(for projects of course).... and what motivated me to finally do it was my sweet husband threating to throw them all away(because i have to many)... so of course... i was like.... i am making somthing out of those... you cant get rid of now is the time... I really love this store on Etsy twinklewear
and would love to make those kind... but being the novice sewer that i am... i will try my best...

So i measured my waist and cut some stretchy lycra type tshirt material and that was the waist band, then I cut a piece of paper bag(from trader joes of course, that kind works the best)... for a pattern. I was doing 6 panels so I measured that it would be 6 1/2 in at the top of one panel and then went down to about 9 in at the bottom of the panel.. so i cut out 6 panels and sewed them together right sides together.. and then pinned the waist line on and sewed it on... and whaaa laaaa... it turned pretty good for my first one... many more to go... and so comfy...

have fun crafting!!!

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