I made this skirt for a friend’s little girl. It was super easy and really only took me about 30 minutes. Even with the freezer paper butterfly detail. See?
It is so easy, you probably all know how to make one already. But I’m going to share a tutorial anyhow. You need a t-shirt. I was making this for a little girl who is five years old and skinny as a rail. So the measurements I used were 15” long and 20” at the waist. (Those measurements included the seam allowance.)
I neglected to take a picture of the t-shirt before I cut it up and started sewing. By the way, it was a woman’s medium shirt and fabric content was 4% spandex.
(I could barely wait to make something out of this beautiful pink shirt!) But these next two pictures should show how the shirt was cut:
I cut the bottom off of the shirt and used the existing hem. If you have read my blog in the past, you’ll know I dislike hemming. And then I cut the waistband out of the chest and back of the shirt. I cut two 6” x 10” pieces.
I gathered the skirt using a large basting stitch on my machine.
I folded the waistband in half with right sides out (hiding the raw edges and seam inside the waistband.)
Then I pinned the waistband of the skirt (with right sides together) to the top of the gathered skirt.
After making sure it is even the whole way around, I used lots of pins to secure it. Then I used a stretch stitch to sew it in place.
You could stop here, but then it would only be a 20-minute skirt.
I did some freezer paper stencils for some decoration. I followed the steps for freezer paper stenciling found here.
As you can see, this is a really easy project! I want one for myself. In the same color. With butterflies.
I just need to find a really big pink t-shirt to use.