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« on: August 26, 2004 12:59:00 PM »

This idea came from YM magazine, I must admit. I thought it was cool, so I decided to try it out.

Here's my sweatshirt before:


And here's the skirt after:


And here's how I went from ugly, humungogigantic sweatshirt to cute, tiny, sellable skirt.

You'll Need:
*An old sweatshirt
* Scissors
*A shoelace
* A safety pin
Optional: *Fabric paint, rhinestones, etc. Any other decorative accent.

1. First, I cut the sweatshirt across the middle, just under the armpit. (See picture a.)
2. Then, I cut two little slits in the top of the skirt. (See picture b.)
3. Next, I took a shoelace and stuck a safety pin through the end of it.
4. I then took the safety pin and stuck it into one of my slits and tugged it all the way around the skirt until it came through the other hole.
5. That's it! Unless you choose to decorate it, which I may do later. The skirt is adjustable to your waist (the string can be pulled to make it fit), just like a comfy pair of gym shorts. Enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2004 01:36:34 PM »

That's a pretty cute idea.  I'm taking a tennis class this semester, maybe I'll make a couple of these for class.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004 01:40:28 PM »

That's a pretty cute idea.  I'm taking a tennis class this semester, maybe I'll make a couple of these for class.

Hm. I wouldn't recommend that. I am on the tennis team (woo-hoo, I just found out today!), and I certainly wouldn't wear this skirt to practice. First, it doesn't have pockets, and pockets are an essential. (Though Love Cups are a decent substitute...) Second, it's a little on the short side... but maybe it was just me.

If you are still thinking about it, I say test it out first. Worst comes to worst, you just have a skirt in your closet.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004 01:54:15 PM »

yeah.  makes sense.  plus it will be winter and cold.  so on second thought, i'll still make one or two, but not for tennis. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004 03:23:24 PM »

No offense but I absolutely hated the one in YM and the shirt they made, too. But now after seeing yours and seeing it's not a very blah grey, I want to try it!! Nice job.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004 03:33:28 PM »

No offense but I absolutely hated the one in YM and the shirt they made, too. But now after seeing yours and seeing it's not a very blah grey, I want to try it!! Nice job.

None taken. I hated the "shrug," as they called it. I made one just to humor myself, but it's so ugly that I'm throwing it out.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004 04:17:07 PM »

Yeah. If I make a skirt (I need a sweatshirt, first) I'm just gonna use the top of it for like patches or something.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2004 06:54:01 PM »

it's a good idea.. maybe you could also use a smaller sweatshirt [or sew one down w/ 2 straight seams] and just use the stretchy sweatshirt hem for your waistband, sans drawstring.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2004 06:58:52 PM »

it's a good idea.. maybe you could also use a smaller sweatshirt [or sew one down w/ 2 straight seams] and just use the stretchy sweatshirt hem for your waistband, sans drawstring.

but then it wood be even shorter!
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2004 08:45:11 AM »

it's a good idea.. maybe you could also use a smaller sweatshirt [or sew one down w/ 2 straight seams] and just use the stretchy sweatshirt hem for your waistband, sans drawstring.

That's what you do. Haha.
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