Refashion Camp Day 5: How to make a T-shirt Skirt

by This is Carrie on September 24, 2010

On the final day of camp, I taught what had to be the most loved project of the week – the Two-Tone T-shirt Skirt.  Loosely based on this tutorial, each girl made a 6-gore skirt (for a smaller person using bigger shirts, 6 is all you need, especially if you are working with a new sewer).

At week’s end, with their 5 finished projects in hand and new sewing and embellishing skills under their belt, the girls were so proud of their refashioning accomplishments and so was I.

*Note: The “T-shirt Refashion camp” series will cover the projects I did with a cute group of 8-11 year old girls this past summer, but the projects are great for beginning sewers/refashioners of any age.

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marian September 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Brilliant use of time to teach some fab sewing skills to these girls. I will absolutely use these ideas in the future.

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sara September 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Thanks! You are helping me with ideas for Abby. It doesn’t look like the tutorial is up at the link — is it just cutting 6 flared pieces of appropriate length, sewing them together, and rolling the top over for a casing for elastic waistband?

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T Shirt September 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm

The article is very wonderful. You analyse in the round. I will go on to attention your other wonderful posts. Thank you.

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Sarah September 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm

you inspired me! i had been intending to make a t-shirt quilt for a long time and finally got around to cutting out all my squares from old college and high school shirts- but what to do with all the scraps? I used a plain long-sleeved T that had a stain, sewed up the bottom and the wrists, then sewed the arms down along the side of the body- stuffed it with all the other scraps, sewed a straight line under where the boobs would be, stuffed it up to the neckline and sewed it shut- voila, brand new DOG BED! my dogs refuse to sleep on beds that don’t have sides to snuggle up against, and the shirt sleeves stand up quite well to perform that function and bonus- the bed smells like me and hubby, so the dogs LOVE it. they were laying on it before I finished the final stitches along the neckline.

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