Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Ruffle skirt and reversible wrap

Does anyone else have a TON of clothes? I find that I collect clothes rather than wear them. I keep shirts that I wear only once every 5 months or so. Lately, I have wanted to get rid of some of them but at the same time I don't want to. It's a problem, I'm attached to my clothes.... I have a shirt from 8th grade just because I can't get rid of it.

I finally decided to refashion 4 shirts, because I haven't worn any of them for at least a year. I saw this cute skirt that Sew Fantastic made for her little girl and I wanted to make one for myself!

This is how I made it:
1) I took four brown shirts. One will be the skirt and three will be the ruffles.

2) I cut off the sleeves and neckline of the shirt, this one will be the skirt.
3) I cut the remaining shirts into 4" strips
4) The strips weren't long enough, so I sewed two together.
5) Using elastic thread, I made all the strips ruffles
6) Starting from the bottom, I put the ruffles on. The bottom layer went all around.

7) I then sewed the rest of the ruffles on. I only put them on the front because the back will be covered.
8) I then added some cute elastic to the top.
Now for the wrap
9) I used two different fabrics, so the wrap will reversible.
10) I cut the sides, 6" from the bottom at an angle.
11) I then put the front together and sewed the two pieces together.

12) I then top stitched the wrap. (My craft room is in my laundry room.... like the sock).
Here is what the wrap
13) I put a button on each side of the wrap and then made a hole for the button.
Here is it buttoned up.
And now I have a wrap for my ruffle skirt!
I love that it's reversible!


Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

You look SO good Kaysi!! I wish I had your sewing skills because this is so smart!! XO

Kelly and Camille said...

You are so creative! I wish I could see the potential in some of my clothes.

Shiloh said...

You did a great job! What a fantastic way to use up old but still good clothes.:)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Way to recycle! Thanks for linking up and sharing <3
"Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open

Lori @ EclecticMamma said...

I pinned that skirt months ago to make a grown-up version! I finally got around to making the black ruffle skirt (I cheated and used ruffle fabric...) two days before Snap, but I still haven't made a wrap yet :-p

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