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Topic: T-shirt wrap skirt - keep cool this summer with tut! Pic heavy.  (Read 4554 times)
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« on: June 02, 2013 05:13:15 PM »

I love wrap skirts in the summer. Easy, breezy, cool. I make this skirt from 3 old t shirts and creative use of discharge paste.



Cut 2-3 (or more) t-shirts into strips wider at the bottom than the top.




Leave the hem as is and sew from the bottom up. Keep adding strips until your skirt is wide enough. For a wrap skirt you need your waist x 1.5 in width. Keep trying it on until you reach the desired width.



Even up the top to desired skirt length. Piece together the waist band/ties from left over pieces. Make the ties about twice as long as the skirt top. Make the width about 4 1/2 inches for a 2" band. Center on skirt and stitch right sides facing. Fold in half, turn under seam and top stitch all around the waist band.



I used discharge paste to create the designs. You paint or squeeze on the designs. Let it dry and iron to remove the color. It is interesting how the different colors of shirts behaved. It also allowed me to hide some stains and paint (one shirt was a former paint shirt).

I love it!
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013 05:20:59 PM »

You know, instead of a wrap you could do an elastic waist or use a wide t-shirt waist you could roll over.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013 08:04:17 PM »

Very cute. I like how you used the discharge paste. It added some very fun elements.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013 03:33:31 PM »

I love the stuff. It's such fun to "fix" stains and paint smears on clothing. I've added a pattern to a fav. navy hoodie with a white paint smear on the chest. And made some plain tanks into designer tanks for the summer. What is next?
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013 06:42:32 AM »

Thanks for this fabulous tutorial!  I love how you explained decorating after to cover up stains, which is why I am throwing out the t-shirt in the first place!

your skirt turned out cute and fun--looks very comfy!
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013 10:48:50 AM »

Oh awesome, thanks! Going to look up "discharge paste" now...
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013 03:14:53 PM »

I don't work with knit often (not friendly with my machine usually) but this is a great idea to use some of my beautiful cotton scraps!
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