Back in April FabSugar
posted a link to a photo of Drew Barrymore rocking a gorgeously graphic printed skirt by Gucci
. Ah! But what inspiration!
I thought it would be fun to show you how you can take an ordinary tee shirt [men's XXL or bigger] and, in 45 minutes or less, take it from the thrift store bargain bin to the virtual catwalk. This is a no-sew project - easy for adults and suitable for children with adult supervision.
Step One: Gather your tools. You will need 1 XXL tee, an iron, measuring tape, straight edge, pencil, scissors.
Step Two: Clean and press your shirt to remove the wrinkles.
Step Three: Measure and mark 16" from the bottom of the hem of the shirt. Use tailor's chalk or a pencil.
Step Four: Draw a line with a straight edge at the 16 inch marks you just made.
Step Five: Cut along the line you just drew using scissors or a rotary tool.
Step Six: Turn the skirt that you just cut from the body or the shirt hem-side up and snip the hem. Be careful not to cut through the stitches. This will for the casing for your drawstring.
Step Seven: Create the drawstring. Measure, mark and cut a 1 inch strip from the remainder of the tee shirt.
Step Eight: Snip the 1 inch tube. Stretch it and knot it at the ends. Thread the drawstring into the casing.
Step Nine: Cinch it good. Pull on your skirt and cinch it tight on your waist.
Step Ten: Have fun painting and embellishing your skirt as you wish.
There are a lot of great tutorials for embellishing fabric and clothing. Check out:The Transformer Jeans SkirtImage Transfer Techniques
My idea for the design, as shown in this tutorial, was originally inspired by CasaSugar and her MidDay Muse