A few stains, a bit stretched out, nothing too horrible.
As I was folding it, I thought "Boy, the bottom of this shirt would make a cute skirt!"
Which was immediately followed by the thought "and I wouldn't have to do all the gathering!"
I am constantly blown away by all you bloggers who refashion shirts, dresses, all kind of clothes, into some other beautiful item to wear. Then you share them with all of us and often tell us how you did it.
So, I decided to try it.
First, I cut the bottom off of the shirt. I left enough fabric so I could fold it over to make my waistband. I first thought about adding on my own waistband but then figured I was just making work for myself.
I do have to admit, yeah, just keeping it real. I did mess up this step a bit. I was using 3/4 inch elastic so I brilliantly said "ok, my waistband needs to be an inch wide and I need about 1/4 to sew with." I then proceeded to cut up 1 1/4 inches totally forgetting that I had to fold over the fabric and it should have been 2 1/4 inches. Well, I really wanted to use a smaller elastic anyways. Chalk it up to rushing and the kids playing all around me.
I folded over the fabric I had cut, sewed close to the edge and then threaded my elastic through.
You know my mantra....quick and easy and my daughter loves it! A great skirt for the fall.
Now to use the scraps to fix up a shirt to match. The shirt had ties in the back that I removed so I have those, the trim around the neckline and the plain brown knit. I'd love to hear your ideas and suggestions.
Friday is a busy day for parties-I love, love, love to see everyone's projects and ideas.
I'm linking up to these parties
Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, 30 Days Pity Party Friday, Look at Me Party at Fun to Craft, I'm Loving It Fridays at Tidy Mom, Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello