Again, I started with Thrift store scores: T-shirts and Vintage sheets.
|I just LOVE this color combo!|
I decided to start with the pale pink T-shirt -- I cut off the bottom 7", and cut off some of the width - this will be my waistband.
Then I picked the one sheet for the next tier -- so I cut off the top colorful section, and opened the seams at the edges to give it just a bit more length:
|Pick Pick Pick.... :/|
I sewed a basting stitch along the rough edge so that I could gather it... I made sure I gathered it to the same length as the waistband it was going to be attached to... then I ran it through my machine to hold the gathering in place before sewing it to the waistband. After attaching the two pieces, I sewed around again with a zigzag stitch to hold down the seam, and prevent fraying from the woven sheet.
I lined up the rough edges, right sides facing and ran a straight stitch seam down the length... then did it again with a zigzag stitch, and finally"pinked" the seam allowance.
Here is what I had at this point:
I could stop here, and have a cute short skirt... But I'm not comfy with short skirts anymore, sooooo.... I'll have to add another tier! :) Cut two bands 5" wide from the green T-shirt, sewed them together and attached them to the floral tier... adding a hand pleat every 5" or so to make it fit just right... I added a pretty little decorative stitching in pink, just for a little something extra :)
|Just a little something cute :)|
Aaaannnd, here you have it -- the (finished?) skirt.... well, maybe.... I'm already feeling like I need to do something else to it, hahaha! And I probably will! I'll let you know when I do!! :) :)
Have a fabulous day all!!