Today’s quick and easy tutorial walks you through the steps of turning that skirt you no longer wear into a t-shirt you’ll never stop wearing! The best part? No hemming! Let’s make that skirt to t-shirt happen:
Here is the knit maxi skirt I started with. It’s a cotton/modal/spandex knit blend with some fun stripes at the bottom. It has a huge elasticated waistband, I think intended to be one of those convertible dress/skirt things. If you’re like me, those garments always end up being WAAAAAY too narrow in the hips, and I don’t even have that wide of hips!
Knit Skirt to T-shirt Refashion Step 1:
First thing I recommend is laying out your pattern pieces over the skirt before making any cuts. This is so you don’t have any nasty surprises later when you end up with only enough fabric left for 1 sleeve or something! Ask me how I know… I’m using the Union St. Tee pattern by Hey June Handmade. It’s my favorite, read my full review here.
Knit Skirt to T-shirt Refashion Step 2:
Alright, now that you have a plan, grab those scissors and get busy! I cut the skirt up one side seam and cut off that waistband so things would lay flat.
Knit Skirt to T-shirt Refashion Step 3:
Next, fold the skirt into the middle, and try to line up the fabric. This was easy for me due to the stripes! Line up the bottom of the pattern piece below the hem of the skirt by whatever amount is the seam allowance on the pattern. For me the pattern piece was 1″ below the skirt in the center.
Knit Skirt to T-shirt Refashion Step 4:
Okay, grab those scissors and get busy! I cut out the front and back. Next I folded the skirt all the way in 1/2 so I didn’t have a seam down the top of my sleeves, and cut the sleeves. The neckband did end up with a seam at the center back (which a v-neck usually doesn’t have) but not a big deal!
Knit Skirt to T-shirt Refashion Step 5:
Sew that t-shirt together and put it on! Once again, I used the Union St. Tee pattern and instructions from Hey June Patterns. Happy sewing and t-shirt wearing!
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