How cute is this skirt?? I made it using t shirts from the thrift store! Don't hate me but I didn't take any pictures of the process (wow this is new right?) No worries, it's super simple!
This skirt was made for my 8 year old who is more like a size 6/7. I used 4 different t shirts in various sizes. The blue and yellow were solid Men's t's and the brown and pink were smaller Women's t's which were also somewhat of a "heather"ish looking fabric. The most important process of this project is to get colors that go well together but are also interesting. I walked around the thrift store for a long time putting shirts in my cart and then putting them back before I felt I had what I wanted.
First I cut the shirts into strips and then I sewed the strips together until I had one big piece of fabric in a giant square shape. Then I folded it in half and from this point I proceeded using this tutorial from Watch Out For The Woestmans. She makes it super easy!! I then used the bottom of the yellow Men's shirt for the ruffle at the bottom of the skirt. In doing this I literally just chopped of the bottom of the shirt and then ruffled/gathered it and then attached it to the bottom of the skirt. This way I was able to use the finished end of the shirt and it was also already attached at the sides. I made her skirt quite fitted because this funny little gal likes things that way. Anything bulky drives her crazy, but there was enough of the t shirts that I could have made it looser.
I know I'm a little late hopping on the Maxi Skirt wagon but I think this skirt would be super cute for winter as well as the warmer seasons. Just layer it with a scarf, UGG boots and a cardigan!
Aww man, I wish I could be a little girl and look amazing in whatever I put on!! Unfortunately I've got this post baby weight to deal with. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go running in the middle of the winter with two kids in tow? I'm at a loss...guess I just won't exercise! That was easy!