I made a big (XXL) man's Champion tee into a skirt.
I don't have photos yet of my finished skirt. I apologize (no digital camera).
1. Lay out the tee, neck to the north.
2. Cut the sleeves off, close to the seamlines if you need max hip room.
3. Cut across the shoulder seams so the tee is now sort of a goofy tube (the sides will be intact).
4. Using the former neck/shoulder area as the TOP of your skirt (this will be the waist), pull it up
over your hips. Decide how long/short you want the finished skirt NOW before you cut.
5. Cut across the top of the shirt until you have a straight edge because this will be around your waist.
6. Turn the shirt inside out if you haven't already. Pin/clip the sides where the sleeves used to be.
The bottom hem of your skirt is the bottom of your former shirt. The side seams right now will
look like they only go halfway down. If you only stitched halfways, you'd end up with funky (but
not in a good way) bumps at your hips. To fix that, you'll have to lengthen the side seams. I just
stitched from top to bottom hem, making it a narrower wedge as I got towards the bottom. That
way I had a basic A-line shape. You can make it skinnier, too, if that's your thing. The idea is to
make the hip seam smooth so it doesn't look dorky.
7. Roll over enough of that top (former shoulder/chest area) edge TOWARDS THE INSIDE! to make a
casing for a drawstring. This can be as wide or narrow as you like or can manage--remember that
it will take away from the final length of your skirt! It also has to ultimately hold the ribbon or cord
that you'll have inside it. Pin the rolled edge. Press.
8. You can do a more 'professional' rollover if you fold abt. 1/4" or so, press that, then fold over the
waist channel amount. Your choice. It's not like the general populus will be seeing this. If they
are, then that's your choice.
9. I added the holes for the drawstring at this point. You can do a fancy set of buttonholes or add grommets.
Your choice/your skirt. They don't have to be glam or flawless. Your tied drawstring will hide some of it.
10. Stitch along the wrong side of the fabric, close to the raw edge of your foldover.
11. String something through that fantabulous channel you just made and wear that bad boy!
PS if the photo doesn't load, it's in the craftster gallery under my name too.