…from a button front shirt!
These cute little skirts are perfect for Summer play! They’re also a great way to thin out your wardrobe and give you an excuse to go shopping!
I have this awesome friend who cuts my hair for sewing projects. She’s my personal hair dresser, and I’m her personal seamstress. It works for us!
Anyway, she wanted some skirts for her little gal, and I had these shirts that I’d had in my closet FOREVER.
I loved the fabric, but hated the shirts. You know what we do when we have that situation! Refashion! :)
Start by cutting the tops of the shirts off. You need to add an extra two inches for the waistband casing.
Serge or zig zag across the tops of the shirts.
Also, if the shirts don’t have a straight hem--meaning that the shirts are longer in the front and back than they are on the sides--be sure to even up that hem. Unless you want a skirt that is longer in front and back than on the sides.
Turn the skirt inside out and measure two inches for the casing. Pin it into place. Sew around the bottom of the casing and leave a small opening for your elastic.
Measure your victim’s waist and cut the elastic about an inch smaller than the waist measurement. Using a safety pin in one end of the elastic, thread it through the opening in the casing.
Once the elastic is threaded through the casing, sew it together and sew the casing shut.
When you’ve done that, evenly distribute the fabric over the elastic. You can stop here, or you can secure the elastic to the skirt by sew. I do this just to be sure that the elastic doesn’t roll later.
Just sew a short, straight seam at the front, back and sides of the skirt.
Trim your threads, and you’re done!
Your little lady will look adorable and be comfortable in these cute, breezy Summer skirts!