DIY T-shirt skirt for girls

So, I saw this super cute pin on Pinterest the other day..I know, I know big shock! Well take a look it is ADORABLE, especially if you have little girls in your world.. I just loved the idea of reusing another t-shirt and with the t-shirt scarfs being such a hit I thought hmmm t-shirt skirts could be just as big.. The one in the pin says LOVE and was suggested for Valentines Day, well I wanted a skirt for my Miss E that she can wear any day all year round. Not that the one in the pin couldn’t be I just did a different play on it.. So lets gets started, I’d say start to finish without my many breaks in between it took me all of 30mins to make.

Supplies I used a mans sized med tshirt, rotary cutter and scissors, felt scraps, needle and thread, elastic and sewing machine..

Step 1 Measure elastic on the your girl..

Love that lil budha belly

Step 2.. cut your t-shirt to the length you want the skirt to fall on your girl, remember to allow about an inch for the casing..

cut straight across

Step 3.. draw out your letters in chalk on the felt for cutting, you could always free hand cut this part..

E.L.I.Y.A. chalked

Step 4..lay out the letters on the bottom of your t-shirt next to the hem line..I doubled my thread to sew on the letters but wish I had, had embroidery thread but it gives them same effect..No need to be perfect with your straight stitch its for a little bit it is suppose to look fun!

Straight stitch

My L is sick and didn’t want to be to far away from his Mama so he was my helper for this project, so I thought we’d pause for cuteness!

My Helpers

Step 5.. Time for the casing.. I didn’t take any pics of me doing the casing since its pretty easy.. I turned the shirt inside out and folded it down about an inch and then sewed a zig zag stitch all the way around leaving a bit of an opening to feed my elastic thru..man I hate feeding elastic it is such a royal pain..Remember t-shirts don’t unravel so I just did 1 turn down for the casing.. Here is an easy Tutorial if you need one.. Once the elastic is fed tru the casing overlap it a bit and sew together and then close up your opening..FLIP skirt right side out and…….

A new t-shirt skirt for Miss E

TaaDaa!! A new skirt for your the lil ones in your world..So many possibilities!

T-Shirt Scarf 5 minutes TOPS…..

Okay, here is my first “Want to Make” from Pinterest. I have looked at this idea over and over and thought hmmm can it really be that easy…Answer YES! It took me a bit longer because I decided to hand dye and add a flower to it.. But here goes!

http://www.ettestudios.com/2011/03/diy-recycled-tshirt-scarf-roundup.html

T-shirt scarf and flower

There is my sweet E with her finished product! She helped take photos of the process and even helped in the making!

Step 1 any old t-shirt or one from Wally for $2 like we had plain old white for our dying pleasure..Cut off bottom hem and discard..

Step 2 cut 1 inch strips up to seam of arms…

Cutting Strips

Step 3, the fun part align all your strips into one big circle..AND PULL!!!

Strips ready to be aligned and Stretched!

Pull Sweet E

Step 4..now I decided to dye ours..BUT if you have a color you like no need to do this step..I dyed ours with Wilton cake colors because that is all the dye I had on hand..little bit of water and a tub laid strip in for an ombre effect

Dying to meet you...

Step 5..dry, or continue from step 3…Align all your loops together into 1 big circle and get ready to add embellishments..

Step 6. I took one of the loops that seemed a bit bigger than the rest and cut to make a long strand, grabbed the bottom of the loops and started lassoing that baby together.. I tucked the ends into the loops to hide them.. I took another loop and cut it into 3 long stands..

Step 7…I proceeded to braid…

braid

Step 8..I did bust out the machine for a mater of 2 secs to secure the ends and cut off the knot but HONESTLY no need if you don’t have a machine, made one for my Mom today to prove it takes 5 minutes with no dying and just tucked the ends…

2 sec stitch

So to add braid follow step 6 AND WaaaLaaaa a new scarf in 5 minutes minus the dying!! I’ll add the flower tutorial hopefully tomorrow when this kitten stops trying to swat every letter on the screen as I type…

T-Shirt Scarf

5 minutes to DONE

wearing it long..