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