So I finally joined Pinterest this week. Very inspiring. One of the first pins I repinned was this totally cute skirt from the blog Analog Me. Even better than pinning it, I also decided to MAKE it! I made a few changes and I am obviously way out of practice sewing and serging but I think it came out pretty well.
I started with two cheap t-shirts from Target. I cut the neck, sleeves, and chest off of both of them.
I saved the chest piece of one of them to turn into a waist band.
Then I cut one shirt into strips (tubes) to make ruffles on the other shirt body which would be the skirt base.
I serged both sides of the chest piece wrong sides together.
And folded it in half, right side out.
As you can see, I wasn't too precise with this. It's a t-shirt turned into a simple summer skirt. I didn't want to stress, I wanted to enjoy.
I turned the t-shirt body that would become the skirt inside out and then pinned the waistband I made inside the top (unfinished) edge. I like pins, can you tell?
I serged together the raw edges of the folded waist bandand the top edge of the skirt.
I was too lazy to thread my serger with a matching color. It's white, it doesn't show.
Here it is, right side out. I was not careful with the gathering at the waist band. I won't be wearing things tucked in with this t-shirt skirt so I'm not too worried about it. I'll do better next time. You believe me don't you?
Here's Jippy wearing the skirt before the ruffles were added. See, not too precise, but still pretty good.
Jippy could even do some ballet at the bar in it. You know, if she had arms or legs.
I supposed if I were built like Jippy I could even wear it as a top. I am not built like Jippy (you know, the arms and legs thing, also uhh boobs) so it will be a skirt for me.
In a couple of places I didn't get both pieces of the waist band into the serged edge. That's ok, I fixed it. Once repairs were made I started pinning the pieces cut from the other t-shirt onto the skirt.
Next time I would use a larger t-shirt for the cut strips so I have more ruffling. You live, you learn.
Still not all that careful and precise, still crazy for pins.
Once the pinning was done I sewed the ruffles on with my sewing machine, starting with the bottom ruffle.
Yes I used green thread. Lazy seamstress over here.
Wow, I make crazy faces when trying to take pictures of myself in the mirror.
It works better when Buster is shooting.
All in all I was happy with reintroducing myself to sewing and with the skirt that came out of the deal. Now I can wear t-shirt knit from head to toe!