Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Project

 For my April project I wanted to make a shirt skirt that I had seen a tutorial for last year. I had a sewing day with my sister and SIL and we attempted these skirts. While the tutorial says its a 30 minute skirt, it was more like a 4 hour project for us! I am not an experienced seamstress, so it was very slow going. Michael had a huge bag full of t-shirts he was getting rid of, so we used those. You cut the shirt right under the sleeves. Then you sew 12-15 rows around the top of the shirt, using elastic thread in your bobbin to shirr the top part of the skirt.
 I picked an old blue shirt.
 My finished product
(And obviously I should have turned off my flash when taking a picture in a mirror).
Now that I've done it once, I *think* I could get another one done more quickly. I have a really soft yellow shirt, I want to use to make another one. 

I still haven't done March's project, but here are the others:


  1. Looks great! Ive never ised elastic thread in a sewing machine. It sounds cool!

  2. Cute! Can you send me the link to that because I would like to try it with some of Matts old shirts.

    1. Hey Shannon,
      Here is the link:
      Super easy if you know what you are doing!

  3. That is cute Annaleise!