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Can't be simpler

Postby beachlion » Thu May 24, 2018 8:53 pm

I noticed the collar of on of my T-shirts has worn down. I was about to elevate the shirt to rags for the workshop when I saw another possibility.

I cut off the top part just below the armpit. I made a tunnel for 1" elastic band, put in the band et voila, a new skirt was born. And a very summery one at that. The length is 35 cm (almost 13").

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Re: Can't be simpler

Postby Fred in Skirts » Thu May 24, 2018 9:47 pm

Looks very nice!! Since I don't sew I would have to learn a new skill and at this late date I don't think It would do me any good. :(
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Re: Can't be simpler

Postby r.m.anderson » Fri May 25, 2018 2:05 am

Only thing to beware about is the sheerness of the "T" shirt fabric.
Maybe not so much with a heavy beefy types.
It appears that is the case - sheerness is muted here.
Nice that the bottom hem extends out in a "A" frame so the bottom of
this skirt does not hug the posterior like a tight pencil skirt.

Excellent sew-man-ship and great photo images also !

So when are you going in the production mode of making more of these ? LOL !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Can't be simpler

Postby beachlion » Fri May 25, 2018 2:15 am

r.m.anderson wrote:.... So when are you going in the production mode of making more of these ? LOL !


The production as such is no problem. The real problem is finding a person who can wear down new T-shirts until they are fit for re-purposing. ;)
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Re: Can't be simpler

Postby Grok » Fri May 25, 2018 7:15 am

Very resourceful, beachlion. Can you get additional T-shirts in thrift stores?
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Re: Can't be simpler

Postby SkirtsDad » Fri May 25, 2018 7:32 am

Fabulous! Looks like you had the perfect t-shirt for the job.
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