This new skirt has been my favorite refashion lately. I bought that striped shirt at Salvation Army a few months ago, and it ended up being an awkward fit. It was a little bit too short and not fitted enough. So, rather than re-donating it, I decided it would actually make a nice skirt. I made a striped skirt out of old t-shirts a few months ago, and this one was pretty similar. The striped shirt would have been way too tight as a skirt, so I cut up a blue dress that was too small.
- Cut the shirt below the armpits, then cut the side seams off, so all the sides are straight lines.
- Cut two equal lengths of blue fabric.
- Match them up, making sure the hems at the bottom are even. If you match up the original hems, you won't have to hem the bottom edge. Win.
- Sew the four pieces together.
- Hem the top unfinished edge.
- The waist of the skirt needs to be more narrow, so it will you know, stay up. I turned the skirt inside out, and on each of the four seams, I tapered in as I got closer to the waist. Since it's jersey material, it doesn't need a zipper or anything. The skirt will naturally stretch and fit, as long as it's a little bit tapered up.
And that's seriously it. I think it took me around twenty minutes from start to finish. And it was made with clothes that would have been going to the thrift store. It's a little short to wear without tights, but since it's autumn, it's perfect.