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Topic: Super easy t-shirt to skirt recon  (Read 3974 times)
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« on: February 26, 2009 05:33:05 PM »

Hi! This is a fast, easy t-shirt to skirt transformation I did in about half an hour.

Here it is:

With pockets!

And it's nice and stretchy. It could probably work for maternity use.

Pocket detail from weird angle (the skirt doesn't look this weird):

How it looks:

I made a tutorial but I'm not quite sure how to post it yet.

Basically, I cut the arms from an over-sized t-shirt. (It was a size L and I normally wear a medium or size 8, but a bigger t-shirt would probably work too.) Next I cut a straight line across the top, just below the shirt collar and about half way down the former sleeve area. I flipped the main part of the t upside down. I cut the sleeves on the seam then sewed the sides together to make the waistband. I attached the new waistband to the new top (former bottom) of the t. I also added in "pockets," made from the leftover neck of the t-shirt cut in half from front to back. (So each pocket was a former shoulder of the t.) I put the pockets in between the layer of skirt and waistband and sewed. Then I top-stitched the pockets to the front of the skirt.

I had no leftovers from the t-shirt and the former armholes made perfect slits on the skirt! I like the length because I am tall, but you could also make it shorter.

« Last Edit: November 18, 2010 08:18:08 AM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010 08:43:13 AM »

LOVE!  brilliant Idea!

« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010 08:46:05 AM »

I have a t shirt that I've been thinking about turning into a skirt. I love this!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010 09:25:14 AM »

Great recon! It came out awesome! I have a shirt to recon that I just might have to do this to. Though the design would be upside down. Thanks for sharing!
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