If you recall my post about the Japanese Knot bag I made using a men’s button down shirt, I mentioned that I had bought the shirt along with a men’s striped t-shirt and a pair of camouflage pants. Well, here’s what I decided to do with the shirt!
It’s so ridiculously easy, that I’m almost embarrassed to write about it.
But you know, sometimes, the easiest things have the biggest impact.
So here’s how you can make your own.
T-shirt – This is a men’s size medium. I wear a women’s size medium. If you want a looser skirt, opt for an XL or a size appropriate for your body shape. Not sure what size is right for you? Measure the circumference around the shirt where the armpit is. This needs to be bigger than your waistline. Then measure from the bottom of the armpit of the shirt to the bottom hem. Take that number and subtract 1.5 inches. This will be the length of your mini skirt. If those numbers jive with your waist and how long you want your skirt to be, then you have the right shirt! Congrats!
Elastic – Enough to go around your waist or just below your waist. I like my skirts to hang a little lower than my belly button.
Sewing machine, thread, scissors
Now let’s make it! This process is very similar to the tube top I made last June.
First cut the t-shirt across from armpit to armpit.
Then sew your elastic together. Before you do that though, take your waist measurement and subtract by 1.5 or 2 inches because you don’t want your skirt shifting. I recommend overlapping the elastic and zigzagging both ends.
If you have a serger, serge the raw edge. Otherwise zigzag it.
Then take the elastic and sew in a casing of about 1.5 inches. Pin every few inches to be sure that your casing is even.
Ta da! All done! Wear that sucker with a cute top and accessorize like nobody’s business!