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Topic: Skirt from a very large t-shirt... Now with a tutorial :)  (Read 6351 times)
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« on: January 02, 2007 08:08:18 AM »

I think this may be my first post here? I've been lurking for ages, and around on LJ for a while... So hello Smiley

This skirt was made from a really large t-shirt. Okay maybe being 4'10" helps with getting this much fabric from an xxl shirt.

From the front,

And the back, with the drapes,

I'll hopefully post more soon Smiley (with actual photos instead of links!) Thank you and sorry to the one who put my photos in, I wanted to edit it to add a photo and haven't posted enough yet to be able to keep them in!

Thanks for all the comments Smiley Smiley Smiley. Yes, it's a t-shirt from a charity shop, about size XXXL I think! I'm the size of an 11-12 year old so it was big enough for this. I'm hoping to make it again with better material though as it goes saggy after a few hours...

To make it, you need material that is stretchy so you don't have to have a zip. I cut the t-shirt and laid it flat, and cut out the material. It needs to be as long as you want the skirt to be long (with allowance for hems), and the width - well it needs to be wide enough to go round your hips, and any extra becomes the drape. Mine ended up being about twice my hip measurement. The diagram below (may be a link only?) shows this in part 1...

Then I folded it in half, and marked how big at the top it needed to be for my waist, and where my hips happened, and sewed from the waist to about 3/4 of the way down. The dashed line on the second bit of the picture shows the line I sewed. Then I cut off a bit of the bottom corner, so it didn't drag on the ground (3).

The last part was to add the lace, and I used stretch lace. I sewed it around the waist, and left it loose to hang down the back.

I hope this is understandable!!! Cheesy

« Last Edit: November 18, 2010 07:04:59 PM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007 08:37:57 AM »

Love it.  If only I wasn't a big bag of cellulite....
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007 08:40:46 AM »

i love what you did with the back.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007 11:10:31 AM »

oooohhh very cool .. Im 4'11 arnt we lucky ( we take up less fabric ).. I find a  tiny scrap and my cuz is like what are you gonna do with that make a little purse ... Im like little pure hell , Thats a knee lenght skirt on me lol Cheesy .. I also love to make long skirts outta big shirts ... isnt it weird how something so casual as a t shirt can make such a dressy classy lookin skirt . I adore what you have done with the thick lace waste band its very flatterind and it looks cool in the back to . Im very impressed !
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007 11:43:00 AM »

gorgeous.  LOVE the lace at  the top. Is it stretchy, too?
Beautiful skirt, great job!

« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007 12:49:06 PM »

hey i'm 4'11!
but i don't think i've had my growth spurt yet.
or something. i'm sure thats not true because i'm 16 and i'm never going to get it but nobody in my family is as short as i am.

« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007 02:51:52 PM »

but i don't think i've had my growth spurt yet.

Don't give up hope on that, I kept growing until I was about 23  Grin

« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007 02:53:17 PM »

gorgeous.  LOVE the lace at  the top. Is it stretchy, too?

Thanks Smiley Smiley

The lace is some stretch lace I had, so that was good as I could just make the waistband to fit and then it stretches over my hips when I put it on  Cool

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007 03:13:32 PM »

This is pretty nifty!


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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007 03:52:16 PM »

I love the lace detailing and the drapey part in the back! Nice work!

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