I'm a new sewer. I took a class this summer and I've made two skirts from a pattern. This is my first recon. I took an XL hoodie with a dragon embroidered on the front. I cut up the sides, did some shaping. Sewed darts on the front and back pieces. Sewed up the sides. Then, I blanket stitched the top part and double-crocheted across the front and back then wove in a sort of ribbon through the crochet, instant waistband.
It ties at the sides.
The ribbing at the bottom of the sweatshirt is the hem, with little side slits (because I chose not to sew up the ribbing).
The kangaroo pocket in the front of the sweatshirt lays at my knee level. The skirt comes to mid-calf (I'm short).
Oh, I should add, that because I wasn't using a pattern, or maybe because I was eager to finish it, I didn't pin and sew. I basted the whole thing together by hand to see how it would work, if it would fit, if the darts were working. I basted it in red thread so I could pull the stitches out easily. Then I sewed it all on the machine.
This skirt makes me happy.